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Big Bets on Proton Therapy Face Uncertain Future

Big Bets on Proton Therapy Face Uncertain Future

May 26, 2015

By Melinda Beck, Wall Street Journal

Insurers balk at expensive radiation treatment; can smaller machines turn the tide?

...Critics say the lower startup costs will mean more centers offering pricey, unproven treatment. “Now, we’ll have an even bigger problem on our hands,” said Amitabh Chandra, a professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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