Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for proton therapy.
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.