Conditions We Treat
Proton therapy utilizes positively charged subatomic particles to target and “paint” the radiation to match the size, shape, and depth of a target. Unlike traditional radiation, protons deliver no radiation beyond the target, sparing healthy tissues and organs and potentially reducing or avoiding the short- and long-term side effects of radiation, letting you resume your life sooner.
Hepatocellular carcinoma, liver and pancreatic cancer, as well as lymph node metastases, and more.
Brain & Spine
Benign (non-cancerous) tumors, skull base and spine tumors, astrocytomas, glioblastomas and more.
Invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma, triple negative breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, and more.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, gastroesophageal cancer and re-irradiation.
Cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, pelvic or paraaortic lymph node metastases, and re-irradiation.
Head & Neck
Oral and nasal cavity cancers, carcinomas, congenital tumors, salivary tumors, tumors of the jaw, and more.
Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, B-cell lymphomas, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma and more.
Sarcomas, carcinomas, lymphomas, optic nerve tumors, glioblastoma, neurocytoma and more.
Rectal, anal, and bladder cancer, as well as pelvic lymph node metastases, and re-irradiation.
Prostate adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, prostate sarcomas, pelvic lymph node metastases, and more.
Retroperitoneal, abdominal, and pelvic sarcomas, as well as sarcoma metastasis, osteosarcoma and more.
Non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma, thymic carcinomas, and more.
Stephen, a 36-year old father from Columbus, Georgia, is one of the almost 2000 patients who have been treated at the Emory Proton Therapy Center since it opened in December 2018. He completed six weeks of proton therapy to treat a brain tumor.
Dusty was diagnosed with prostate cancer, an uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate gland. Upon further consultation and research, he was treated with proton therapy and is excited to see an advanced form of radiation therapy is available at the Emory Proton Therapy Center.
Proton therapy gave Zack his best shot at treating a spinal tumor that had come back. Zack was one of the first patients treated at the Emory Proton Therapy Center after it opened in 2018. The treatments, every weekday for six weeks, took less than one hour of his day and gave Zack the greatest odds of a long life with his wife and children.
Jill was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and referred to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She needed surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. A team of Winship experts worked together to coordinate her care, including proton therapy at the Emory Proton Therapy Center. Jill credits her care team for having the expertise and the necessary tools to give her the best cancer care possible.
Tony was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019 and sought care from experts at Emory Proton Therapy Center. He’s confident that the advanced radiation therapy gave him the best cancer treatment possible and says the comfort and care he got from Winship doctors and staff were unmatched. “There were many great solutions here in Atlanta, but the best to me was Emory Proton Therapy Center,” says Tony.