KUSI-TV Interviews Scripps Proton Expert on Cancer Care Advances

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

Carl Rossi, MD, explains advanced form of radiation delivery

Scripps proton expert, Carl Rossi, MD, smiles alongside a news anchor during an interview about cancer care advancements.

KUSI-TV News anchor Brandi Williams and Carl Rossi, MD.

Carl Rossi, MD, explains advanced form of radiation delivery

A recent report from the American Cancer Society shows that the overall U.S. cancer death rate has declined by 25 percent since 1991.

For perspective, KUSI-TV News interviewed Carl Rossi, MD, medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Dr. Rossi explained that increasingly sophisticated treatments, including proton radiation therapy, have played a key role in improving patient survival and quality of life.

Dr. Rossi discussed how proton therapy radiates less healthy tissue than conventional X-ray radiation, which reduces the likelihood of side effects and treatment-related cancers.

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