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Audio: Proton Therapy And Health Care Technology Costs

Proton radiation therapy is a hugely expensive way to treat some cancers, and some have questioned its cost-effectiveness — especially as it relates to other cancer treatments. Jenny Gold joined WNYC Thursday to discuss what makes the therapy so expensive, where the therapy is taking hold and why patients are drawn to this treatment.

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