However, the new indications for proton therapy need to be prioritized and argued because of its cost and the steady progress of treatment using conventional radiotherapy.
In this constantly evolving technological landscape, the prospective work of analysis and demonstration of the benefits of proton therapy versus photon therapy must be carried out continuously from the medical, social and financial standpoints.
As part of their proton therapy treatment, patients are frequently offered the opportunity to take part in a clinical research study.
All patients treated with proton therapy are asked if they will have their treatment and follow-up data recorded in a secure database, shared with their referring radiotherapist.
Participation in clinical research trials is also offered to patients for whom evidence levels of indications need to be strengthened.