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Proton Therapy, a type of Radiation therapy, which is also called proton beam therapy is the advance form of therapy in treatment of Cancer. As expert suggests, Proton therapy is the advanced form of therapy for a patient suffering from cancer. Generally it gives good result in treating prostate cancer, brain, head and neck of the body. Apart from this, it is also helpful during treatment tumours inside base-of-skull tumors, lung tumors, tumors near the spine, pediatric cancer etc. However it is only expert and specialist who can suggests as to where and how Proton therapy can be implemented and how it can be useful during the treatment of cancer. 

Union Government has said that as informed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), it is aware of advances in proton therapy, a type of Radiation therapy, which is also called proton beam therapy. 

It uses protons rather than x-rays to treat cancer. At high energy, protons can destroy cancer cells. It can also be combined with x-ray radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and/or immunotherapy. Like x-ray radiation, proton therapy is a type of external-beam radiation therapy.

In the Government sector, research activities for detection and treatment of cancer are mostly carried out by Institutions/Departments such as Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Atomic Energy. National Cancer Institute (Jhajjar) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has also collaborated with National Cancer Institute of USA.

 As informed by Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), a grant-in-aid Institution under Department of Atomic Energy, it has initiated collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), C-CAD, RRCAT, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), KEK university Japan etc.

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