Giving Careers Education
Information Only: Protons vs Cancer in the Modern Era
Drs. Lee, Mahajan, and Grosshans from MD Anderson Cancer Center address the risks and benefits of proton therapy for pediatric cancer patients.

Learner Objectives:
  • Discuss the background of conventional radiation therapy
  • Explain what proton therapy is and how it differs from conventional radiation therapy with x-rays
  • Discuss which types of cancer patients may benefit from proton therapy with an emphasis on pediatric patients
  • Describe how proton therapy may reduce side effects such as neurocognitive dysfunction in developing patients
Audience: Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Professionals
Release Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Retire Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Course Materials:
Andrew Lee, MD, MPH
Anita Mahajan, MD
David Grosshans, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

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