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Proton therapy treatment for throat cancer - CNL
Throat cancer is a general term, but it is often used to refer to cancer of the pharynx and larynx. These tumors are becoming more prevalent in young patients due to exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) through sexual contact. Steven Frank, M.D., medical director for the Proton Therapy Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how head and neck cancers, primarily throat cancer, can be treated using proton therapy radiation, while sparing nearby healthy tissues and minimizing side effects. Frank also discusses new research and the importance of an expert team of medical professionals.

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Title: Proton therapy treatment for throat cancer - CNL
Summary: Throat cancer is a general term, but it is often used to refer to cancer of the pharynx and larynx. These tumors are becoming more prevalent in young patients due to exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) through sexual contact. Steven Frank, M.D., medical director for the Proton Therapy Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how head and neck cancers, primarily throat cancer, can be treated using proton therapy radiation, while sparing nearby healthy tissues and minimizing side effects. Frank also discusses new research and the importance of an expert team of medical professionals.
Keywords: cnl, cancer newsline, throat cancer, pharynx cancer, larynx cancer, head and neck cancer, Nasopharynx, Oropharynx, proton therapy, pencil beam, radiation, intensity modulated proton therapy (impt), tissue sparing treatment, extComm, Communications - External
Transcript: http://www.mdanderson.org/transcripts/cancer-newsline/2014/proton-therapy-treatment-for-throat-cancer-04-14-14.htm