Proton Therapy Treatment and Doctors at Johns Hopkins Medicine
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with certain cancers, proton therapy may be an innovative treatment to consider. This unique technology targets the tumor with a precise beam of radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissues.
The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center in Washington, D.C., one of the largest in the U.S., offers personalized proton therapy treatments for children and adults with a wide range of cancers.
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What cancers can be treated with proton therapy?
Proton therapy is best suited for cancers located near vital organs, where other treatment options may damage surrounding healthy cells. These cancers include:
- Brain and spinal cord cancers
- Cancers of the lung, breast, liver, esophagus and pancreas
- Eye cancer
- Gynecological cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Prostate cancers
- Most cancers in children
If you or your child has been diagnosed with one of these conditions, our team can conduct an evaluation to determine if proton therapy is the right treatment for you.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Proton Therapy
- Precise, personalized cancer care delivered by some of the world’s leading experts.
- Dedicated pediatric cancer team that collaborates with Children’s National Hospital.
- Safer, more precise tumor treatment, with a 360° approach and advanced simulation that help us target tumors in even the hardest places to reach, and help spare nearby organs and tissues.
- Focus on cancer research as part of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Matt Ladra on How Proton Therapy Helps Children With Cancer