Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Meet Stanley
and Stephanie

When diagnosed with head and neck cancer, Stanley's research of treatment options led him to proton therapy

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Meet Bill

Proton therapy for his prostate cancer allowed Bill to maintain his passion for cycling, even during treatment

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Meet Glenn

Proton therapy for his prostate cancer saved Glenn's life in more ways than one

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Meet Kathy

A lung cancer diagnosis was scary,
but the team at Penn helped ease her mind

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Meet Joanne

Treated for an optic nerve tumor,
Joanne was of one Penn's first proton patients

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Meet Martha
and Bill

Married 45 years, the diagnosis of a brain tumor
only made them stronger

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Meet Rob

Proton therapy turned the tables on Rob's stage IV pancreatic cancer

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Meet Butch, Gary, Joel and Dave

All diagnosed with prostate cancer, the group discusses the impact of proton therapy on their lives

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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.

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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.

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Is Proton Therapy right for you?

Latest News

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.

  • May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

    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 CyberKnife® radiation therapy treatment options, Penn Medicine’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center offers proton therapy for brain cancer treatment.

  • Proton Therapy Allows Cancer Survivor a Normal Life

    My name is Stanley Williams. About two years ago my wife Stephanie and I went on a vacation to Jamaica and it was a trip I'll never forget. One morning in the middle of our vacation, I found a lump under my chin while shaving. When we returned home, I brought it up to my doctor, who advised me to go to Penn Medicine to have it checked out. The doctors at Penn recommended that the lump be removed immediately - after the surgery, tests showed it to be malignant. I had cancer.

  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Care at Penn Medicine

    A cancer diagnosis is unexpected and often devastating. Shock can quickly give way to fear. But for Kathy Brandt, these emotions were followed immediately by a practical resolve.