THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER
Children as young as infants are candidates for proton therapy at MD Anderson. Pediatric patients benefit from the same advanced technology available to MD Anderson’s adult patients. IMPT is an attractive option for children whose bodies are still developing and more sensitive to the adverse side effects of radiation therapy.
Since MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center opened,
Nearly 600 children have been treated with proton therapy.
A growing number, including Sofia Carlo (pictured left ringing the gong to celebrate the completion of treatment) have received IMPT.