Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Treat First Pediatric Proton Therapy Patient

Innovative cancer treatment helps spare healthy tissue in kids

Pediatric proton therapy patient Natalie Wright receives her cancer treatment at Scripps Health in San Diego.

Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Hospital are helping their first pediatric proton patient, 17-year-old Natalie Wright, celebrate the completion of her treatment at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Natalie has a brain tumor that, due to its location, was inoperable. That’s when Natalie’s family turned to Scripps and Rady Children’s. Proton therapy uses a pencil-thin beam of radiation to treat the tumor while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue, which can be beneficial to pediatric patients with tumors in sensitive areas, like the head and neck.

Read the press release to learn more about Natalie and proton therapy.

News Release

Read the press release about the first pediatric proton therapy patient at Scripps Health’s proton therapy center.

Scripps Health and Rady Children’s have partnered to treat pediatric cancer patients with proton therapy. Read the news release to learn more.

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