Proton Therapy Targets Tumors with Precision
Proton therapy is an effective form of radiation therapy for many types of tumors. It destroys cancer cells by preventing them from dividing and growing, just like standard radiation.
The difference between proton therapy and standard radiation is that while protons deposit much of their energy, or dose, directly in the tumor and then stop, conventional radiation continues to deposit the dose beyond the tumor. The unique behavior of protons allows tumors to receive more targeted doses, which can be more effective, while reducing damage to the healthy tissues that surround the tumor.1,2