Sep 21, 2021 A Consensus View: Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

pink ribbonBruce Haffty, MD, MS, chair of Radiation Oncology and associate vice chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and system director of Radiation Oncology at RWJBarnabas Health, treated a breast cancer patient with proton therapy which is a unique type of radiation treatment that can precisely target and deliver high radiation doses to a tumor to kill cancerous cells. The patient, who was in her late 30s and in the early months of her first pregnancy while facing a second breast cancer diagnosis, received radiation therapy in her prior diagnosis. Thus, proton therapy was the best option to treat the impacted area while surrounding tissue previously irradiated was spared additional radiation. Read More