MD Anderson Cancer Center
Treating Lung Cancer with Proton Therapy – CNL
Proton therapy delivers radiation doses precisely to the targeted tumor without affecting surrounding tissue. This makes proton therapy an ideal treatment option for certain types of lung cancer. James Cox, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the advantages over conventional forms of radiation, explains which lung cancer patients would be candidates, and describes how pencil beam scanning (a more advanced form of proton therapy) allows physicians to treat lung tumors with a much higher dose of radiation while sparing critical structures such as the heart and esophagus. For more information contact MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center: www/mdanderson.org/proton or call toll-free: 1-866-632-4-PTC.
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Title: Treating Lung Cancer with Proton Therapy – CNL
Summary: Proton therapy delivers radiation doses precisely to the targeted tumor without affecting surrounding tissue. This makes proton therapy an ideal treatment option for certain types of lung cancer. James Cox, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the advantages over conventional forms of radiation, explains which lung cancer patients would be candidates, and describes how pencil beam scanning (a more advanced form of proton therapy) allows physicians to treat lung tumors with a much higher dose of radiation while sparing critical structures such as the heart and esophagus. For more information contact MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center: www/mdanderson.org/proton or call toll-free: 1-866-632-4-PTC.
Keywords: M. D. Anderson, MD Anderson, Cancer, Cancer Newsline, lung, cancer, proton therapy, radiation, pencil beam, spot scanning
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