First FLASH therapy trial treats first patient

Varian Medical Systems announced today that the first patient in the world has been treated with FLASH therapy during the start of the first human clinical trial.

The patient was treated at Cincinnati’s Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center using a Varian ProBeam proton therapy system modified to deliver radiation treatment at ultra-high dose rates.

FLASH therapy

The study, called the FeAsibility Study of FLASH Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Symptomatic Bone Metastases, or FAST-01, is expected to enroll up to 10 patients with bone metastases to evaluate clinical workflow feasibility, treatment-related side effects and efficacy of treatment as assessed by measuring pain relief of trial participants.

writed by Lisa Chamoff, November 19, 2020
From HealthCare Business News

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