Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy

If you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis, you may benefit from the advanced proton therapy technology and skilled, compassionate team at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Advanced Proton Therapy Close to Home

At Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s only NCI-Designated Cancer Center, you gain access to advanced proton therapy that delivers precise doses of radiation to target tumors. Advanced external radiation treatments such as proton therapy give your radiation oncologist the tools to create a cancer treatment plan customized to your unique diagnosis and needs.

Pencil Beam Scanning Technology

At Stephenson Cancer Center, you benefit from the latest technology for intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), the Mevion S250i with HYPERSCAN. This advanced equipment — unique in the region to OU Health — uses focused, narrow, “pencil-beam” precision to deliver potent, cancer-fighting protons directly to the tumor.

This leading-edge technology controls the depth and distribution of radiation, and can deliver nonuniform doses from each beam, which enables your radiation therapy team to more precisely control where the radiation goes.

Since a proton beam conforms to the shape and depth of a tumor, this advanced treatment gives you an unmatched ability to treat the tumor and minimizes the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs, improving your quality of life during and after treatment.

IMPT is a particularly beneficial treatment option for children where precise tumor targeting is necessary to preserve growing bones and tissues. Additionally, you may benefit from proton therapy even if you’ve received traditional radiation treatment.

Proton Therapy Clinical Trials

Ask your OU Health radiation therapy team about the extensive group of clinical trials for proton therapy available at Stephenson Cancer Center and find out if you qualify to participate. Cancer clinical trials, often conducted locally in Oklahoma City, give you access to experimental therapies or innovative treatment options not yet widely available for your particular condition.

Your Expert Proton Therapy Team

You and your radiation oncologist at the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center work together with a multidisciplinary team of specialists from many healthcare fields such as surgical oncologists, physicians, advanced practice providers, chemotherapy and infusion nurses, oncology pharmacists, financial navigators, patient navigators, along with dietitians, nutritionists and supportive care specialists. Your team focuses on your needs and helps you throughout your healthcare journey to ensure a comfortable and compassionate treatment experience.

Find out how proton therapy may work in your specific treatment plan. Talk to your OU Health oncologist, or call Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

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