Proton Therapy – Fewer Side Effects Treating Childhood Cancers
Cancer Newsline - 06/13/2011
At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, physicians treat a variety of childhood cancers using a unique form of radiation that targets the tumor area directly and spares the surrounding healthy tissue. Anita Mahajan, M.D., director of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, discusses the difference between proton therapy and traditional radiation, what types of cancers are treated at the Proton Therapy Center, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
Guest: Anita Mahajan, M.D.
Resources - Proton Therapy/Childhood Cancers Resources
Proton Therapy, Pencil Beam