MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Proton Therapy Center

Radiation Oncologist Dr. Keith Unger meets with and exams patients in the new exam rooms of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Proton Therapy Center.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy, which targets only the tumor cells and avoids the surrounding healthy tissues. This means that it is an ideal treatment for patients who have tumors that are close in proximity to other vital organs.

Proton therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions in both adults and children, including the following:

Proton Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

MedStar Georgetown provides the latest proton therapy treatment options for both adults and children suffering from cancer. Because proton therapy has a number of benefits for children, including reducing the risk of radiation-induced secondary cancer, it is especially useful for treating pediatric cancers. Find out more about the benefits of proton therapy for both adults and children here.

Why Choose Proton Therapy for Your Condition?

Proton therapy is the latest and most advanced form of radiation therapy, capable of treating tumors anywhere in the body. The pinpoint accuracy of proton therapy can destroy tumor cells with a lower dose of radiation and, in turn, lower chance of side effects and secondary radiation-induced cancer. Because MedStar Georgetown offers proton therapy, patients in Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas now have convenient access to this state-of-the-art proton treatment.

Our Specialists

 


For more information, please contact Cheryl Savage, Administrator, Department of Radiation Medicine

Phone: 855-213-9515

Email: [email protected]

 

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Proton Therapy Center is pleased to offer the most cutting-edge proton therapy technology available, providing the next generation of radiation medicine close to home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward your recovery.