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.

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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

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