Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

This is a clinical practice guideline for the use of proton beam radiation therapy in the management of pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients with cancer. The guideline examines factors that should be taken into account when assessing whether to refer patients for proton bean radiotherapy, including which tumour sites should be considered for referral. At the time of publication, facilities capable of treating a broad range of tumour sites with proton beam radiation therapy are not currently available in Canada, therefore recommendations focus on which patients are appropriate candidates to receive out-of-country treatment.