Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for proton therapy.
Ivanhoe Newswire, a nationally syndicated news service, recently covered the story of 4-year-old James Contes, who recently completed treatments for a benign brain tumor at Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Known for its exceptional accuracy, proton therapy was selected for James’ treatment due to the extremely sensitive location of his tumor.
Research has shown that children whose brain tumors were treated with proton therapy had stable cognitive function after treatment, while children whose brain tumors were treated with conventional X-ray therapy experienced significant cognitive declines after treatment. Proton therapy is used for both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
View the Ivanhoe story: Proton Therapy for Kids.