Proton-beam therapy for cancer gets renewed attention

Article on the explosive rise of proton beam therapy. The technology has been around since the 1980s, but until recently demand was muted due to high cost and limited evidence that it makes financial sense. Proton-beam therapy centers can cost up to $200 million to build and are more expensive to operate than traditional radiotherapy. For some countries, that meant it was cheaper to send patients abroad for treatment: since 2008, the U.K. has sent its patients to centers in the U.S., which has led the way in adopting proton-beam therapy.

Wall Street Journal