The Future of Cancer Therapy: Protons at Penn


November 10, 2009

ADVANCE

Last month, ADVANCE was given the opportunity to see the future of cancer therapy--up close and personal with one giant cyclotron. Proton therapy, soon to be offered at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, provides radiation dose that offers more precise delivery than conventional radiation therapy in treating tumors.

We toured the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the first such facility in the mid-Atlantic region--joining only six centers in the nation (with three more under construction). Expected to open this winter, the excitement was palpable: this center will soon become world's most comprehensive proton therapy center... Read More