Maryland Proton Treatment Center
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) offers proton therapy — a highly advanced and precise form of radiation therapy that can increase radiation dose to tumor while decreasing dose to healthy, surrounding tissue — to the Baltimore/Washington region and beyond.
It is estimated that as many as 30 percent of patients who need radiation as part of their course of cancer treatment could benefit from proton therapy. Proton therapy is a highly effective treatment for a wide range of localized tumors such as those found in the brain, base of the skull, head and neck area, eye, esophagus, lung, prostate, liver, breast and spinal cord, as well as gastrointestinal malignancies. It is also an important treatment option for children with cancer.