Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for proton therapy.
A recent article in the journal Translational Cancer Research, co-authored by Scripps radiation oncologist Huan Giap, MD, examines the physics and radiobiology of proton therapy.
The article concludes that proton therapy is especially well suited to treat patients with lung cancer, due in large part to proton’s ability to deliver treatment with less radiation to the patient’s nearby heart, esophagus and spinal cord, compared to conventional delivery methods. Dr. Giap is chief of adult breast, gastrointestinal and lung therapy at Scripps Proton Therapy Center.