Proton therapy is the most precise and advanced form of radiation treatment today. It
primarily radiates the tumor site, leaving surrounding healthy tissue and organs intact.
Conventional x-ray radiation often radiates healthy tissue in its path and
surrounding the tumor site. Chemotherapy moves throughout the entire body, unlike
radiation and surgery which are considered “site specific” treatments. Find out
how Proton Therapy works.
Although proton therapy is the most advanced form of radiation treatment today,
great strides can be made in the technology, improving and expanding treatment possibilities.
The photo on the left shows a new robotic arm that will soon be deployed at Loma Linda University
Medical Center. Adding funds to the James M. Slater Chair for Proton Research will help move
new protocols forward and
enable Loma Linda to continue working with companies such
as Optivus Technology, Inc. in advancing proton beam