Development and evaluation of an online three-level proton vs photon decision support prototype for head and neck cancer - Comparison of dose, toxicity and cost-effectiveness

Qing Cheng, Erik Roelofs, Bram L. T. Ramaekers, Danielle Eekers, Johan van Soest, Tim Lustberg, Tim Hendriks, Frank Hoebers, Hans Paul van der Laan, Erik W. Korevaar, Andre Dekker, Johannes A. Langendijk, Philippe Lambin*

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Abstract

To quantitatively assess the effectiveness of proton therapy for individual patients, we developed a prototype for an online platform for proton decision support (PRODECIS) comparing photon and proton treatments on dose metric, toxicity and cost-effectiveness levels. An evaluation was performed with 23 head and neck cancer datasets. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-285
Number of pages5
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume118
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2016

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