Proton Therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center
What is Proton Therapy?
A proton is a tiny particle that can make a big difference in your life. A proton beam conforms to the shape of a tumor with greater precision while sparing healthy tissues and organs.
Why Roberts Proton Therapy Center?
At Penn, you can rest assured you will have a world–renowned team of experts dedicated to provide you with the most advanced care from each and every perspective for your cancer.
Patients, doctors, families, and experts at Penn Medicine are sharing information about treating cancer with proton therapy. Learn more about proton therapy, meet patients who've had proton therapy at Penn, or get more information about cancer on the Penn Medicine Focus On Cancer Blog.
Friday, July 17, 2015
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. James Metz, Morton M. Kligerman Professor of Radiation Oncology, as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
In the most recent interview for Medical Physics Web, James Metz, MD Interim Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine discussed the importance of image guidance for proton treatment delivery, and how it has been implemented at Penn Medicine's Roberts Proton Therapy Center.
Monday, May 20, 2013
As part of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, the team at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center wants patients to be aware of all the options for treating their brain cancer.Treatment choices will vary based on the type and grade of tumor, its location and size, as well as the age and general health of the patient. Along with surgery, chemotherapy, conventional and Gamma Knife and CyberKnifeÂ® radiation therapy treatment options, Penn Medicineâ€™s Roberts Proton Therapy Center offers proton therapy for brain cancer treatment.