MD Anderson Cancer Center
Proton Therapy – Fewer Side Effects Treating Childhood Cancers – CNL
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 MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
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Title: Proton Therapy – Fewer Side Effects Treating Childhood Cancers – CNL
Summary: 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 MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
Keywords: cnl, cancer newsline, proton therapy, radiation, pencil, beam, mahajan, cancer, childhood, children, oncology
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