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"We’re targeting you, cancer."
Dr. Steven Frank | Cancer Physician
Dr. Frank’s team, composed of highly dedicated experts’ intent on helping patients through their battles with cancer, has not only eradicated cancers of all kinds using this technology but done so while significantly minimizing side effects. This is a huge benefit for still-growing children and those who want to maintain their quality of life during and after treatment. Simply stated, proton therapy releases the bulk of its cancer-fighting energy targeting the cancer cells but sparing the nearby healthy tissues.
Pushing the innovation further still, this world-renowned team makes use of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT), an even more advanced type of proton therapy, again pioneered here at MD Anderson. Used for a number of complicated cancers, IMPT delivers a precise dose of protons to tumors embedded in the hard-to-reach places while sparing surrounding healthy tissue from damage.
Says Dr. Frank, “Our advancements in proton therapy give me a great deal of confidence when I say, ‘cancer, you’re going to lose.’ Because quite honestly, it is losing. Every day we’re taking the battle to cancer and every day we’re getting that much closer to putting an end to it.”