E-Survey: Current Status of Proton Beam Therapy in USA


  • A. Taqaddas Research Medical Physicist, Research Wormhole, Canada; Certified International project manager Member of APS and ASCO USA Member of ESTRO, Europe




Cancer, Proton Beam Therapy, Intensity modulated Proton Therapy, Single field uniform scanning, Quality Assurance, Synchrotron


The clinical use of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) in the management of cancer is increasing worldwide. USA has high number of proton therapy centres and this number is growing with new proton therapy centres under development. This study expresses the views of Proton Therapy experts from 12 US cities based in 9 states with respect to the role of proton therapy in cancer treatment. An E-survey was conducted to assess clinical, technical, educational, and organizational resources and strategies in US -based Proton Beam Therapy facilities and to recognize patters of practice. The E-survey attempted to identify tumours which are more likely to benefit from Proton beam Therapy compared to Photon based Therapy. The role of Proton Beam Therapy in Breast, Brain and Lung cancers was also studied. The study also intended to find what improvements are needed to ensure efficient treatment planning, delivery and dosimetry. This is the first study of its kind in USA.


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How to Cite

Taqaddas, A. (2021). E-Survey: Current Status of Proton Beam Therapy in USA. Journal of Analytical Oncology, 10, 32–60. https://doi.org/10.30683/1927-7229.2021.10.05