fast neutron therapy


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fast neutron therapy

a radiotherapeutic technique used in the treatment of certain soft tissue sarcomas.
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The fast neutron therapy programme for patients in South Africa should come to an end.
Prof Abratt's opinion was held in the late 1980s when severe late effects of fast neutron therapy (FNT) were recognised, resulting in the early enthusiasm for this modality abating.
To the Editor: The clinical fast neutron therapy programme in South Africa (SA) should be discontinued because:
iv) There are few peer-reviewed publications in the PubMed database on clinical studies of fast neutron therapy over the last 10 years.
iii) Due to the disappointing outcome of patients treated with fast neutron therapy, all such facilities--except for 2 in the USA--have been discontinued in England, Europe, Canada and the USA.