Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

September 11, 2014 6:21 PM

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LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A new cancer-zapping therapy for which a British couple took their child to the Czech Republic amid an international police hunt and media storm can be highly effective, experts say, but is only suitable for rare tumors.

The parents of British five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumor, ignored medical advice, removed him from hospital and left the country at the end of August, saying they wanted to take him to a private clinic in Prague for proton beam therapy - a type of radiotherapy not currently available i...

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