Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors

Posted September 19th, 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Chief of Central Nervous System Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor, Penn Medicine, provides an overview of proton radiation therapy for brain tumors.

School Re-entry After Cranial Radiation Therapy

Posted April 20th, 2018

This webinar focuses on considerations for parents coping with their children re-entering school after cranial radiation therapy.   Iris Paltin, PhD is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works with the neuro-oncology and pediatric Proton Therapy programs.  

Farewell Lil’e!

Posted April 6th, 2018

Today was the best day of my life, and it’s not yet even 10 AM! I bid farewell to my arch-nemesis, Lil’ e, short for enigma, and it was a parting that was so sweet. Even though we’ve known each other almost a year, I didn’t know his name until a few a days ago. […]

Symptom Management for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Proton Therapy

Posted May 8th, 2017

This webinar provides an overview of symptom management intervention strategies for pediatric patients undergoing proton therapy. This webinar is presented by Elizabeth Cummings, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

Nutrition During Proton Therapy For Kids

Posted April 3rd, 2017

This webinar, presented by Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, provides an overview of nutrition issues and intervention strategies for children undergoing proton therapy.   Karen Wagner is a registered dietician who specializes in nutrition support and education for cancer patients.    

Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers: Webinar

Posted February 1st, 2017

This webinar provides an introduction to the treatment of head and neck cancers, with a focus on radiation therapy and specifically the treatment of head and neck cancers with proton therapy.   About the Presenter: This webinar is presented by Caitlin Schonewolf, MD, MS, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine.  Caitlin is a graduate of […]

Proton Therapy: Clinical Opportunities (Webinar)

Posted November 18th, 2016

This webinar looks at the clinical considerations in the planning, development, and operation of a proton therapy facility, with emphasis on quality, safety and clinical excellence. This webinar is presented by Dr. James Metz, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.     About the speaker: James M. Metz, MD, […]

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Proton Therapy for the Non Proton Therapy Provider

Posted June 8th, 2016

Introduction: This webinar, presented by Dr. Hill-Kayser, focuses on the basics regarding treatment with proton therapy to educate providers about proton therapy who may have not had prior experience caring for a patient who will or has received proton therapy as treatment for cancer. About the presenter: Christine Hill-Kayser, MD, is a pediatric oncologist in […]


Preparing for Proton Therapy- A Practical Guide for Patients and Caregivers

Posted March 24th, 2016

This webinar, presented by Katie McFadien, MSW, LSW, focuses on the practical concerns of proton therapy for both patients and caregivers.

Understanding Proton Re-Irradiation

Posted January 28th, 2016

This webinar, presented by John Plastaras, MD, PhD, focuses on the use of proton therapy for re-irradiation (delivering radiation to the same field that was previously radiated). About the presenter John Plastaras, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine. He is the Chief of the Lymphoma and […]