D.C. approves proton beam cancer centers

June 1, 2013 3:48 AM

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Study: Majority of young women with cancer choose mastectomy

If the decision stands, Washington would be one of only a few U.S. cities to have two centers with the expensive, cutting-edge radiation technology that supporters say is more precise in targeting tumors and safer for healthy tissue than conventional X-rays, especially for some pediatric cancers.

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