What’s the Advantage of Proton Therapy?

By Patrick Hwu, M.D. - March 21, 2023

The Moffitt Medical Minute is a weekly video series featuring Moffitt Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Patrick Hwu. He takes complex or confusing medical and scientific topics and breaks them down in just 60 seconds.

Do you know what the advantages are of using proton therapy? It’s a form of radiation that uses proton particles to target and kill cancer cells. Protons have mass and can deposit their energy into the tumor without penetrating normal tissues. This means fewer side effects for patients.

Check out this episode of the Moffitt Medical Minute to learn more.


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