Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Patients at University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology can have proton therapy at Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) seamlessly integrated into their treatment plans.
Proton therapy is a highly advanced and precise form of radiation therapy that can increase radiation dose to tumor while decreasing dose to healthy, surrounding tissue.
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.