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KUSI-TV Interviews Scripps Proton Expert on Cancer Care Advances

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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