Proton Therapy Webinars
The following webinars cover various treatment and supportive care topics related to proton therapy.
In this webinar, Neal Taunk, MD, MS, Chief of the Gynecologic Radiation Oncology Service, Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology, provides and overview of proton therapy for gynecologic tumors.
In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD, Chief of Central Nervous System Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor, Penn Medicine, provides an overview of proton radiation therapy for spine tumors.
In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Chief of Central Nervous System Radiation Oncology and Associate Professor, Penn Medicine, provides an overview of proton radiation therapy for brain tumors.
This webinar focuses on considerations for parents coping with their children re-entering school after cranial radiation therapy. Iris Paltin, PhD is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works with the neuro-oncology and pediatric Proton Therapy programs.
This webinar provides an overview of symptom management intervention strategies for pediatric patients undergoing proton therapy, presented by Elizabeth Cummings, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, Radiation Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
This webinar, presented by Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, provides an overview of nutrition issues and intervention strategies for children undergoing proton therapy.
This webinar provides an introduction to the treatment of head and neck cancers, with a focus on radiation therapy and specifically the treatment of head and neck cancers with proton therapy.
This webinar looks at the clinical considerations in the planning, development, and operation of a proton therapy facility, with emphasis on quality, safety and clinical excellence. This webinar is presented by Dr. James Metz, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.
This webinar, presented by Dr. Hill-Kayser, focuses on the basics regarding treatment with proton therapy to educate providers about proton therapy who may have not had prior experience caring for a patient who will or has received proton therapy as treatment for cancer.
This webinar, presented by Katie, MSW, LSW, focuses on the practical concerns of proton therapy for both patients and caregivers.
This webinar, presented by John Plastaras, MD, PhD, focuses on the use of proton therapy for re-irradiation (delivering radiation to the same field that was previously radiated).
This video includes short presentations on the survivorship benefits for patients treated with proton therapy. With improvements in early detection and the treatment of cancer, the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, exceeding 14 million in the US alone. Long-term and late effects of cancer treatments are a concern for survivors hoping to live long, healthy lives after treatment. Proton therapy can reduce the late effects compared to traditional radiation therapy. This video will address those benefits for several groups of patients.
The availability of proton therapy continues to grow. Learn what cancers can benefit from this treatment, how it works and insurance and financial considerations.
This webinar addresses issues surrounding proton therapy use in pediatric cancers, including:
- How proton therapy works
- The benefits of proton therapy for pediatric patients
- The pediatric proton therapy team
- Common concerns for patients and parents
- Tips and tricks to manage treatment