THE PROTON BEAM

In traditional radiation therapy, x-rays deliver the high-energy radiation that damages the DNA of the cancer cells. In Proton Therapy, positively charged particles called protons provide the radiation to destroy the tumor.

Proton Therapy

Traditional Radiation Therapy

Dosimetric comparison of five different techniques for craniospinal irradiation across 15 European centers: analysis on behalf of the SIOP-E-BTG (radiotherapy working group, Acta Oncologica, DOI:10.1080/0284186X.2018.1465588) :
The lowest mean dose for organs at risk is obtained with proton therapy.

Basically we take hydrogen atoms and accelerate the proton of the hydrogen atoms to a very high speed, aiming it at tumors. As a result, we can treat with 1 millimeter precision around the visual system, spinal chord, and other areas.

Dr. Allan Thornton

Is Proton Therapy right for me?