MD Anderson's Proton Therapy Center uses proton therapy to treat cancers of the prostate, lung, head and neck, liver, esophagus, brain, and for the treatment of lymphoma, pediatric cancers and rare tumors by delivering radiation directly to the tumor. As part of MD Anderson's ongoing commitment to education, our institution welcomes clinicians and researchers employed at other academic and health care institutions to come watch and listen to our experts in action.
Observer Opportunities in Proton Therapy
Interested in observing our experts in Proton Therapy? Take a look at some of the educational opportunities available in this specialty. Please review our eligibility criteria before applying to one of the programs listed below.
Proton Therapy Center
The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center stands as a true pioneer in the realm of proton therapy, serving as an unwavering beacon for both cutting-edge treatment and comprehensive education in this field. In line with our commitment to advancing knowledge and sharing expertise, the Proton Therapy Center Observer Program marks an exciting opportunity for our esteemed faculty to impart their invaluable research and clinical insights to a curious audience. This platform will not only facilitate the exchange of ideas but also bolster awareness regarding the innovative technologies housed within the Proton Therapy Center, thus harmonizing seamlessly with our department's strategic pursuit of broadening access and enhancing capabilities.
Proton Therapy Center
Type of Observer Experience
Clinical and Research/Laboratory
Observers can expect to be engaged in the following:
- Clinical rounds
- Educational proton webinars
- PPPO sessions
- Proton radiation simulation
- Treatment observations
Observers will learn about the following:
- New techniques/technologies used at the Proton Therapy Center
- Outcomes of clinical data for proton patients
A personal statement must be submitted in addition to the application.
All professional applicants are subject to pay an Education & Training administrative fee. Please refer to the main Observer Programs page for more information about the fees and the institution’s application process.
Department Fee: $500
Please note these fees are in addition to the administrative fee charged to all professional applicants.
Education Program Manager
Proton Therapy Center, Radiation Oncology Division