Proton Therapy Treatment

Advantages of Proton Therapy Treatment.

Proton therapy allows for superior dose distribution as compared with conventional radiation therapy (photon), enabling radiation oncologists to precisely target the tumor with the highest dose possible while sparing healthy tissue and organs.1

Proton therapy is indicated for treating tumors near or in sensitive organs, the brain stem, or spinal cord. Proton therapy is especially appropriate for the treatment of pediatric tumors.2

Advantages of proton therapy treatment include:3, 4

  • Ability to target tumors with precision allowing treatment in close proximity to critical structures
  • No exit dose, therefore, minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs
  • Ability to target tumors with high dose
  • Fewer short-term side effects
  • Reduces the risk of long-term side effects, including the development of secondary malignant tumors
  • Faster recovery

Radiance 330® delivers proton therapy treatment with accuracy and with the precision of FidelityTM Beam Scanning.

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REFERENCES.

1 W P Levin, H Kooy, J S Loeffler, T F DeLaney. “Proton Beam Therapy.”
Br J Cancer. 2005 Oct 17; 93(8): 849–854. Published online 2005 Sep 27. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602754

2 W P Levin, H Kooy, J S Loeffler, T F DeLaney. “Proton Beam Therapy.”
Br J Cancer. 2005 Oct 17; 93(8): 849–854. Published online 2005 Sep 27. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602754

3 W P Levin, H Kooy, J S Loeffler, T F DeLaney. “Proton Beam Therapy.”
Br J Cancer. 2005 Oct 17; 93(8): 849–854. Published online 2005 Sep 27. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602754

4 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “Studies point to clinical advantages of proton therapy: Studies demonstrated lower toxicities, positive survival outcomes for lung, pancreatic and spine cancers.” ScienceDaily. Published online 2015. Oct 19.