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.

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 and...
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 proton therapy team presented research on a new treatment for patients with...
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 and...
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 proton...
First Patient Treated on Mevion's S250i Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | April 05, 2018
April 5, 2018 — Mevion Medical Systems announced the treatment of the first patient in the world on the Mevion S250i...
MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

MEDraysintell released a report in January revising its projection for the number of proton therapy centers worldwide by 2030 down from 1,200 to 900. The company said that more than 50 proton therapy treatment rooms would need to be opened every year from 2018 to 2030 to hit the original projection of 1,200.

Feature | Proton Therapy | March 06, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Proton therapy has experienced major growth in the last decade, but that growth seems to have slowed slightly in recent...
​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018
News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018
World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. 4 to raise awareness and education in the media, governments and people...
RayStation Selected for India’s First Proton Center
News | Proton Therapy | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – Apollo Hospitals, Asia´s foremost integrated healthcare provider, has selected RayStation for a new...
IBA Announces First Patient Treated with Proteus PLUS in The Netherlands
News | Proton Therapy | January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018 –  IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) has announced that the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)...
Mevion Receives 510(k) Clearance for Hyperscan Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy
Technology | Proton Therapy | January 04, 2018
January 4, 2018 — Mevion Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the...
MEDraysintell Downgrades Proton Therapy Market Projection for 2030
News | Proton Therapy | January 02, 2018
January 2, 2018 — MEDraysintell recently downgraded its projection for proton therapy rooms expected to be operational...
RaySearch Releases RayStation 7 Radiotherapy Treatment Planning System
Technology | Treatment Planning | December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 — RayStation 7, the latest release of RaySearch’s radiation therapy treatment planning system, adds...
Baptist Hospital's Miami Cancer Institute Treats First Patient With Proteus Plus Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that Miami Cancer Institute treated its first patients,...
Mevion Achieves CE Mark for S250i Proton Therapy System
News | Proton Therapy | November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017 — Mevion Medical Systems announced the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System has achieved CE Marking...
RayStation Selected for New Tennessee Proton Therapy Center
News | Treatment Planning | November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017 — Provision Healthcare has selected RayStation for external beam planning at the new Provision Cares...
Proton therapy doesn’t get as near to the heart and other internal organs as X-ray therapy does. (Image courtesy of Provision Cares Proton Therapy Center.)

Proton therapy doesn’t get as near to the heart and other internal organs as X-ray therapy does. (Image courtesy of Provision Cares Proton Therapy Center.)

Feature | Proton Therapy | November 06, 2017 | By Larisa Brass, MPH
Thirty-three. Twenty-nine. Sixty-four. These are the ages of the breast cancer patients who have walked through the...
PTCOG-NA Studies Address Cost and Coverage Issues With Proton Therapy
News | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2017
November 1, 2017 – Physicians from across the country gathered in Chicago last week to discuss the most recent advances...
Proton Therapy Lowers Treatment Side Effects in Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients
News | Proton Therapy | November 01, 2017
November 1, 2017 — Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead...
Proton Therapy Shows Promising Clinical Benefits for Esophageal, Prostate and Breast Cancer
News | Proton Therapy | October 30, 2017
October 30, 2017 — The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) announced a number of clinical papers showing...
ProTom International to Install Three-Room Proton Therapy System in China
News | Proton Therapy | October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017 — ProTom International Holding Co. announced that it has signed a contract for the purchase and...