At the Emory Proton Therapy Center, we offer the next generation of radiation oncology treatment to our patients.
Proton beam radiation therapy is an FDA-approved therapy used to treat adult and pediatric cancers including those with tumors in the brain, eye, head and neck, lung, spine, breast or prostate. This technology uses protons to precisely treat cancerous tumors throughout the body and can be more precise than conventional forms of radiation therapy. It can minimize radiation to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor and can provide a potentially more effective treatment with fewer side effects.
Proton therapy can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatment modalities such as chemotherapy and surgery. In pediatric cancers, it is a preferred radiation treatment modality option for children with cancer because children are susceptible to injury from standard x-ray radiation as their tissues and organs are growing rapidly.
The Emory Proton Therapy Center is the first center of its kind in Georgia to offer patients access to this new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy.