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Construction of an 80,000-square-foot proton facility is complete. Our center offers innovative treatment and research for adults and children.

 
 

Precision Medicine Means Personalized Care

The Johns Hopkins National Proton Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is among a small number of proton therapy centers in the nation. The Johns Hopkins National Proton Center is:

  • Conducting clinical and laboratory research to ensure the best care for patients.
  • Offering a multidisciplinary structure that brings together every expert involved in treating cancer to develop the best treatment plan for each patient.
  • Utilizing Oncospace, a one-of-a-kind complex, data-mining system invented by Kimmel Cancer Center experts that analyzes patient data to personalize radiation therapy delivery and care.
  • Partnering with Children’s National to provide dedicated pediatric proton therapy. 
 
 

Expertise Matters

Acquiring an advanced technology such as proton therapy is only half of the story. Our expertise in physics, molecular radiation sciences, radiation oncology, medical oncology, cancer biology, engineering, quantitative sciences and other specialty areas sets the Johns Hopkins National Proton Center apart from other centers. Collaboration among these experts ensures our proton therapy center will advance the science and move patient care forward.

 
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Deville, Curtiland, M.D. Jr

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Associate Professor of Oncology
Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
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Ladra, Matthew Michael, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
 
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Viswanathan, Akila Ninette, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Interim Director, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director of National Capital Region, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director of Johns Hopkins Gynecological Radiation Oncology
 
 
 

Research Makes the Difference

The Johns Hopkins National Proton Center has a strong focus on research. This is essential to determining the best and safest uses for proton therapy. There is considerable evidence supporting the use of proton therapy for brain and spinal tumors; however, if and how it can best be used to treat other tumors has not been studied. Our experts will perform laboratory and biological research to determine precisely how much cancer cell-killing energy is released inside tumors and how it interacts with the cells and tissue surrounding the tumor. Our doctors will also be among the only experts in the country conducting clinical trials across a broad spectrum of care to assess proton therapy for sarcoma, lung tumors, pancreatic and liver tumors, cancer in lymph nodes and tumors located near the heart and major blood vessels.

 
 
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Our Partnership with Children’s National Health System

In 2016, a partnership with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Children’s National Health System and The Johns Hopkins University became a first-of-its-kind pediatric radiation oncology program in the Washington, D.C. region. The program is designed specifically for pediatric oncology experts at Johns Hopkins and Children’s National to collaborate on clinical care and research that are solely focused on providing the most advanced care for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Additionally, this collaboration of pediatric oncology experts will lead the development of pediatric-focused proton therapy services at our Johns Hopkins National Proton Center, located at Sibley Memorial and scheduled to open in fall 2019.

 
 

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