Proton Therapy at the Abramson Cancer Center Fights Brain Tumors in Children

May 27, 2010

CBS Evening News

A CBS Evening News story highlighted the new partnership between Penn Medicine's Roberts Proton Therapy Center and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which is now treating children with brain tumors and other cancers at the $140 million Penn facility. Robert Lustig, MD, professor of Radiation Oncology, is quoted in the piece and featured with is two-year-old patient, Addison Keegan, whose parents sought out the new treatment from their home in Cleveland in hopes that it would minimize radiation side effects to the healthy areas of the toddler's brain. "This is going to be the standard of the future for pediatric brain turmors," Lustig says. Read More