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.

News | February 01, 2013
February 1, 2013 — Six clinical trials, including one evaluating the effectiveness of proton beam therapy in treating...
News | January 23, 2013
Apollo Hospitals, India's leading healthcare provider, in its yet another initiative to bring the best healthcare...
News | January 22, 2013
An innovative modification of a treatment chair used with cancer patients allows those who have problems lying down...
ProTom Radiance 330
News | January 18, 2013
January 18, 2013 — Testing of a compact cancer treatment technology from ProTom International Inc. has demonstrated...
News | December 21, 2012
For men undergoing proton therapy for prostate cancer, fewer treatments with higher doses appear to be well tolerated,...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2012
At ASTRO 2012, IBA featured a scale model install of its Proteus One compact proton system combined with the Philips...
Videos | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2012
At ASTRO 2012, Mevion featured its compact Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System, which has a footprint comparable to...
Mevion S250 Proton Therapy
News | November 02, 2012
November 2, 2012 —  Mevion Medical Systems announced the delivery of its fifth TriNiobium Core proton accelerator, the...
News | October 30, 2012
October 30, 2012 — IBA Group, a leader in advanced cancer diagnosis and therapy technologies, and Royal Philips...
Proton Therapy Radiation Therapy Luma Linda University Medical Center
News | October 15, 2012
October 15, 2012 — For many people the words “proton therapy” may conjure up images of some type of high-tech treatment...
Proton Therapy Radiation Therapy Texas Oncology Baylor Health Care System
Feature | September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012 — Three Texas healthcare leaders announced new details of their plan to provide cancer patients with...
News | July 24, 2012
July 24, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has delivered the superconducting synchrocyclotron for...
Hak Choy, M.D.

Hak Choy, M.D., is chairman of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Feature | July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012 — The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, seeking to broaden its array of radiation...
News | June 28, 2012
June 28, 2012 — When a newly diagnosed cancer patient is considering treatment options, proton therapy might not be the...
Technology | June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012 — Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., a radiation therapy company dedicated to advancing the treatment of...
News | June 01, 2012
June 1, 2012 —Frank Mackinson of Bound Brook, N.J., became the first patient to complete treatment at the ProCure...
News | May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems is showcasing a new user interface for its ProBeam proton therapy system at the...

This photo shows an IBA proton therapy gantry suite. Currently there are about 10 operational proton beam systems in the United States.

Feature | May 03, 2012 | Scott Branton and Tobias Gilk
Miniaturization is everywhere in imaging. Portable X-ray. Rolling, rapid scan computed tomography (CT). Handheld...
Feature | April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 — A controversial conclusion reached in the study “Comparative effectiveness of intensity modulated...
News | March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012 – Underscoring a united commitment to advancing patient care for the treatment of cancer, ProCure...