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  • mdom1026 mdom1026 Sep 22, 2013 10:02 AM Flag

    Here's why EDAP technology will prevail - from CNBC business article

    "Plans to build a $235 million facility in New York City to treat cancer with proton-beam therapy are still proceeding-as are projects for new proton-beam centers around the country-even as some insurers balk at covering the pricier therapy for prostate cancers because of cost-versus-benefit concerns.
    But the New York Proton Center project, which is being backed by a consortium of five leading hospitals in the city, has yet to finalize financing for the Manhattan building, which would use proton-based radiation instead of more traditional treatments. And it has heard worries voiced by some would-be lenders about the danger of more insurance companies following Aetna (AET)'s move in August to refuse to cover proton-beam treatment for prostate cancer, which can cost twice as much as X-ray radiation treatment."

    Now - consider that compared to the cost of a $650,000 machine that has similar or lower cost to operate than current radiation treatment and you get the picture:))

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