The economics of health and proton therapy
organised by TIFPA - Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications and INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Proton therapy has been included in the new ELCs – Essential Levels of Care. Considered to be the most advanced technique available for destroying solid tumours, in Italy it is only available in Trento and Pavia. Its utility for a wide range of tumours, including paediatric cancer, is clear; with the statistics to hand, its cost is the subject of the discussion.