Proton Therapy for Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancers
Scripps Proton Therapy Center provides advanced radiation treatments for gastrointestinal and colorectal cancers.
Protons deposit their maximum therapeutic dose directly in the tumor. As a result, patients being treated for gastrointestinal or colorectal cancers receive smaller radiation doses to healthy structures adjacent to tumors, such as small intestine, lung, esophagus, heart, kidney and spinal cord. With the accuracy of proton therapy, patients may experience a reduced chance of side effects and secondary cancers.
The clinical and scientific teams have more than 90 years of combined experience treating patients with proton therapy. Learn more about the experts at the center.
From diagnosis and treatment to navigation and support, Scripps offers comprehensive cancer care. Learn how proton therapy further complements these services.