Proton Therapy

Proton therapy, or proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. At a high energy, the positively charged particles can destroy cancer cells.

Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018

ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the...

Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company's nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes.

Laurent Levy, CEO of Nanobiotix, explains the use of his company's nanoparticles to enhance the radiation sensitivity of tumor tissue to improve patient outcomes. The images show the initial tumor and enhancement areas due to the nanoparticles and the resulting outcomes following treatment.

Blog | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the radiation oncology technology advancement takeaways seen at the 2018...

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

A model of the new, compact, single-room Varian ProBeam 360 system. The system is an example of the trend in proton therapy toward single-room, smaller systems and away from multi-room treatment centers.

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A few of the big takeaways from the American...

Victoria Advisory Committee for Proton Therapy Launched at ASTRO 2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — At the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, IBA announced the...

Beaumont Hospital Cancer Institute Performs First Irradiation of Spot Scanning Proton Arc Therapy Plan
News | Proton Therapy | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 — IBA announced the first irradiation of a Spot Scanning Proton Arc (SPArc) plan at the Beaumont...

Varian Introduces New ProBeam 360° Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Varian announced its new single-room...

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO #ASTRO18 #ASTRO2018

Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018.

Feature | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 23, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr

With its shorter course of treatment,...

IBA's Proteus system and proton therapy solutions will be discussed at ASTRO 2018. #ASTRO18 #ASTRO #ASTRO2018
News | Proton Therapy | October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is sharing how hospitals can secure performance, investment and...

Feature | Proton Therapy | October 04, 2018 | By Adam Conner-Simons

Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in...

Tsuyama Chuo Proton Beam Center Treats First Patients With RayStation
News | Treatment Planning | August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 — Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama Prefecture, southwest Japan, has commenced clinical use of...

Videos | Proton Therapy | August 10, 2018

A discussion with Matthew Freeman, Ph.D., scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. He spoke about...

IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan
News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the...

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Now Clinical With RayStation and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | July 05, 2018

July 5, 2018 — MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., has begun patient treatments using the...

Proton Treatment System
Feature | Proton Therapy | July 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

The Alliance for Proton Therapy Access (APTA) released a national report in late May revealing the heavy emotional...

Beaumont Researchers Invent New Mode of Proton Treatment for Lung Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 — Members of Beaumont Health’s...

More Than 60 Percent of Patients Seeking Proton Therapy Initially Denied Coverage
News | Proton Therapy | May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 — The Alliance for Proton Therapy Access has released a national report revealing the heavy emotional...

MedStar Georgetown Conducts World's First Hyperscan Proton Therapy Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — For the first time, cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region have access to...