State-of-the-Art Proton Therapy Facility to Open at Penn

October 22, 2009


Stephen Hahn, MD, chairman of the department of Radiation Oncology; James Metz, MD, vice chair of the Clinical Operations Division in the department of Radiation Oncology; and Richard Maughan, PhD, Director of Medical Physics, are quoted in DOTmed News story profiling the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, which will open this winter. "We need to find out if new combination therapies translate to lower side effects and higher cure rates... to improve morbidity and moratily," Hahn says, underscoring the new center's mission to research the most appropriate uses of proton therapy. "The technology may be the next best thing but we need to know what is best for the patient." Read More