Proton Beam Therapy
June 30, 2010 – A revolutionary form of cancer treatment called proton beam therapy will soon be available in St. Louis. The Siteman Cancer Center will be one of less than 10 facilities in the United States to offer this therapy. In this Cancer Connection podcast, Siteman radiation oncologist Jeffrey Bradley, MD, discusses the benefits of proton therapy treatment compared to other forms of radiation therapy. Bradley says proton therapy is particularly helpful in treating pediatric cancers because it is highly accurate and results in less radiation exposure to nearby tissue.