Proton therapy is a highly advanced technique that allows radiation oncologists to target tumors with the maximum cancer-destroying capabilities of radiation while decreasing dose to healthy tissue and organs. Proton therapy is an effective treatment option for adults and children with specific types of cancer.
Protons are most successful in treating solid tumors with well-defined borders that have not spread. It is most often used for tumors of the brain, head, neck, lungs and spine. Due to the decrease in unnecessary dose to uninvolved, normal tissues, children and young adults stand to benefit the most from this type of radiation therapy.
Integrated into the heart of Case Medical Center, the University Hospitals Proton Therapy Center opened in July 2016. We anticipate offering this specialized treatment to patients from Seidman Cancer Center, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and beyond.
Patients interested in a consultation regarding proton beam therapy should call 216.286.7768.