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The Value of Proton Therapy

Jennifer was living in Northern Virginia with her husband and three young daughters and working as an attorney when she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the left sinus. She met with a local radiation oncologist who told her, “If you were my sister, I would recommend proton therapy.” Proton therapy delivers precise treatment reducing toxicity and side effects of radiation. That summer she was treated at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). “MPTC not only saved my life, it saved the quality of my life,” Jennifer says.

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Clinical Benefits of Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy offers distinct advantages and benefits due to the lower radiation doses delivered to healthy tissues and critical structures than standard radiation therapy. Click below to learn more.

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Cancers treated with Proton Therapy

Many different types of cancers benefit from the advantages and benefits of proton therapy treatment. Click below to learn more.

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There are 29 regional proton therapy centers across the United States. Click below to find a center near you.

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  • Patient Stories

    The Value of Proton Therapy

    Jennifer was living in Northern Virginia with her husband and three young daughters and working as an attorney when she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the left sinus. She met with a local radiation oncologist who told her, “If you were my sister, I would recommend proton therapy.” Proton therapy delivers precise treatment reducing toxicity and side effects of radiation. That summer she was treated at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). “MPTC not only saved my life, it saved the quality of my life,” Jennifer says.

    See More Patient Stories
  • Clinical Benefits of Proton Therapy

    Clinical Benefits of Proton Therapy

    Proton Therapy offers distinct advantages and benefits due to the lower radiation doses delivered to healthy tissues and critical structures than standard radiation therapy. Click below to learn more.

    Learn More About the
    Clinical Benefits
  • Cancers Treated with Proton Therapy

    Cancers treated with Proton Therapy

    Many different types of cancers benefit from the advantages and benefits of proton therapy treatment. Click below to learn more.

    Learn More About Cancers Treated
  • Find a Center Near You

    Find a Center Near You

    There are 29 regional proton therapy centers across the United States. Click below to find a center near you.

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The National Association for Proton Therapy (“NAPT”) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1990 to educate and raise public awareness about the clinical benefits of proton therapy. It serves as a resource center for patients, physicians, health care providers, insurers, academic medical centers, hospitals, cancer centers, Medicare, the U.S. Congress, health care agencies, and the news media. The NAPT’s supporting members include 26 of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a number of whom are National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN) members.

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