Proton Therapy Center
The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers proton therapy for children in collaboration with Penn Medicine at The Roberts Proton Therapy Center. Proton therapy is an innovative form of radiation treatment that allows for more conformed radiation doses delivered to cancerous tumors.
The Roberts Proton Therapy Center was the first proton center in the mid-Atlantic region and was designed specifically to accommodate the needs of children with cancer and their families.
The Proton Therapy team includes pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, anesthesiologists, physicists, dosimetrists, nurses, radiation therapists, child life therapists and other medical professionals who understand the unique needs of children with cancer.