OncoLink Proton Education Modules
Articles written for healthcare providers covering the physics and radiobiology behind protons, use cases, simulation and treatment planning.
A look at the history behind proton therapy and how it works.
A look at the physical properties of the proton beam and how this affects dose distribution.
A look at the many parts needed to create the proton beam and administer proton therapy treatments.
A look at the biology of radiation and occupational safety considerations.
The goal of this module is to review the dosimetric and clinical evidence around proton beam therapy (PBT) for esophageal, pancreatic, and anal cancers.
Proton beam therapy holds some theoretical advantages over traditional radiation treatments for prostate cancer.
Tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) exhibit a wide range of clinical behavior, from asymptomatic benign meningiomas to high-grade glioblastomas, with a role for radiation in the management of many CNS tumors.
Proton therapy is showing early promise in the treatment of locally-advanced non small-cell lung cancer, and likely is useful in the retreatment setting and in certain early stage patients as well.
An overarching theme among sarcoma treatment and one of the rationales for applying proton therapy to their treatment is their empirical radio-resistance relative to some other tumor types.
The development and implementation of intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) represents a significant advance in proton radiation for head and neck cancer.
While simulations for proton therapy are similar to photon-based simulations, there are a number of factors which require special consideration.
An introduction to treatment planning in proton therapy.
The treatment of childhood tumors is an area where proton therapy may significantly reduce the acute and long-term complications associated with conventional radiation therapy.