Benefits, Barriers, and Challenges to Using Proton Therapy for Cancer Treatment

November 17, 2017

This video reviews the benefits of proton therapy and some of the barriers and challenges preventing the integration of the technology into regular practice.

In this video, Zhongxing Liao, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, discusses the benefits of proton therapy and talks about some of the barriers and challenges-such as treatment planning, costs, and insurance reimbursement-preventing the integration of the technology into regular practice.

Liao gave a presentation on this topic earlier this year at the 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium.