Proton Therapy

Artist Paints Masks for Pediatric Patients

Meet Amanda! A local artist who spends her time volunteering to paint masks for children going through treatment at Oklahoma Proton Center. Watch her story below as she explains how she got into painting and, specifically, how she got into painting cancer treatment masks. “I REALLY BELIEVE IN THE CAUSE AND JUST REALLY WANT TO […]

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A recent study comparing the outcomes of proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a type of traditional radiation treatment, for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) found protons to be associated with superior outcomes. This study is the first and largest to compare the detailed oncologic outcomes of proton therapy and IMRT for HNSCC patients, including […]

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Proton Therapy: A Medical Marvel

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that suits many types of cancers and tumor types. If a physician recommends radiation therapy as part of a patient’s cancer treatment, proton therapy is likely an option. Unlike common radiation treatments that use X-Rays or photons, protons have a unique physical property that allows radiation […]

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Proton Therapy Safer Than Conventional Radiation Treatment Per Stanford Study

Proton Therapy reduces the risk of a second cancer diagnosis by 69% versus other forms of radiation treatment according to a paper recently released by a team from Stanford University. The study looked at 450,373 patients in the National Cancer Database who received either 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), or […]

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Protons 101: What is radiation therapy?

DISCLAIMER / About the Blog – Please read once if you haven’t. The Three Primary Treatment Options for Cancer Patients The 3 main oncology (cancer) physician specialties are: Surgical Oncology: removes the cancer or the majority of it with an operation Radiation Oncology: destroys the cancer cells with radiation damage Medical Oncology: chemotherapy or whole […]

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Protons 101: Proton Therapy cuts severe side effects for patients by well over 50% – New study results

A new study was just released showing that, across a variety of cancers, proton therapy results in dramatically less severe side effects for patients. Results from the Study Simply stated this study shows that if doctors recommend radiation and chemotherapy together to treat your cancer, you can cut your risk of severe side effects from […]

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