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Learn More About Proton Therapy
Learn More About Proton Therapy

Clinical Indications

Proton therapy is the ideal treatment for many types of tumors, especially tumors in sensitive locations of the body and in pediatric patients.

Common proton therapy treatment areas include:

  • Bladder
  • Brain 
  • Breast
  • Craniospinal
  • Eye
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Gynecological
  • Head and neck
  • Intracranial
  • Liver 
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic 
  • Pediatric Patients
  • Prostate

How Proton Therapy is Being Used

Ackerman Cancer Center

With the fastest per-room ramp-up in the history of proton therapy, the MEVION S250 at Ackerman Cancer Center is treating patients with tumors in the breast, lungs, prostate, and head and neck.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The MEVION S250 at Barnes Jewish Hospital annually delivers more than 6,700 clinical proton treatment fields to patients with tumors in areas such as home the intracranial region, lungs, prostate, head and neck, and craniospinal regions.

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UF Health Cancer Center

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health uses its MEVION S250 to treat patients with tumors in challenging locations such as the brain, spine and lung, as well as pediatric cancers.

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Clear Clinical Advantages

The clinical advantages of proton therapy become evident when comparing proton therapy treatment plans directly to treatment plans for traditional photon (x-ray) radiation.

Learn more about the science behind advanced proton therapy