Prostate carcinoma is the second most frequent tumour in Italy after that of the lung in male patients. In General, treatment may be surgical or radiotherapy.
Comparative analysis of the dose distribution among the different radiotherapy techniques (brachytherapy, x-rays, protons and carbon ions) can be a valuable contribution to the optimization of the procedures.
Protons are one of the possible radiotherapy methods more frequently used for the treatment of prostate neoplasias, especially in the United States, where there are by now thousands of patients treated.
What types of prostate tumours we treat:
High-risk tumours with Gleason score pattern > or equal to 8