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Physical Rationale for Proton Therapy and Elements to Build a Clinical Center

  • A. Mazal
  • N. Fournier-Bidoz
  • F. Goudjil
  • S. Delacroix
  • C. Nauraye
  • L. DeMarzi
  • C. Mabit
  • I. Pasquié
  • M. Robilliard
  • A. Patriarca
  • C. Wessels
  • C. Alapetite
  • S. Helfre
  • H. Mammar
  • S. Bolle
  • V. Calugarou
  • L. Feuvret
  • J. L. Habrand
  • L. Desjardins
  • R. Dendale
  • A. Fourquet

Abstract

In this chapter we present:
  1. I.

    The physical bases of proton therapy, going from microscopic concepts to macroscopic features

     
  2. II.

    The technology and the logistics, which evolve to more and more compact and cheaper facilities with the capability to perform adaptive radiation therapy

     
  3. III.

    The most usual clinical indications, moving toward (nearly) all indications of radiation therapy

     
  4. IV.

    Some research orientations, rediscovering physics, and radiation biology

     
  5. V.

    Basic elements to conceive and build a clinical center

     
  6. VI.

    Conclusions: The need to learn from others and also to innovate

     

Keywords

Nuclear Interaction Relative Biological Effectiveness Proton Therapy Treatment Room Pencil Beam 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

N. Schreuder, H. Kooy, T. Lomax, Y. Jongen, V. Malka, R. Mackie, JC. Rosenwald, G. Olivera, D. Galmarini, W. Enghardt, F. Roellinghoff, M. Prall, M. Durante, A. Trofimov, M. Boussiere, Y. Prezado, E. Porcel, V. Favaudon.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mazal
    • 1
  • N. Fournier-Bidoz
    • 1
  • F. Goudjil
    • 1
  • S. Delacroix
    • 1
  • C. Nauraye
    • 1
  • L. DeMarzi
    • 1
  • C. Mabit
    • 1
  • I. Pasquié
    • 1
  • M. Robilliard
    • 1
  • A. Patriarca
    • 1
  • C. Wessels
    • 1
  • C. Alapetite
    • 1
  • S. Helfre
    • 1
  • H. Mammar
    • 1
  • S. Bolle
    • 2
  • V. Calugarou
    • 1
  • L. Feuvret
    • 3
  • J. L. Habrand
    • 4
  • L. Desjardins
    • 1
  • R. Dendale
    • 1
  • A. Fourquet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyInstitut CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyInstitut Gustave RoussyVillejuifFrance
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyHôpitaux de Paris – Pitié SalpêtrièreParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyCentre François BaclesseCaenFrance

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