Proton Therapy Webinars

The following webinars cover various treatment and supportive care topics related to proton therapy.

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

In this webinar, Dr. Gary Freedman, Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology and Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, presents an overview of proton therapy for the treatment of breast cancer.

Proton Therapy for Gynecologic Tumors

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.

Proton Therapy for Spine 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.

Proton Therapy for Brain 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.

School Re-entry After Cranial Radiation Therapy

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.

Symptom Management for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Proton Therapy

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.

Nutrition During Proton Therapy For Kids

This webinar, presented by Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, provides an overview of nutrition issues and intervention strategies for children undergoing proton therapy.

Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers

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.

Proton Therapy: Clinical Opportunities

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.

Proton Therapy for the Non Proton Therapy Provider

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.

Preparing for Proton Therapy- A Practical Guide for Patients and Caregivers

This webinar, presented by Katie, MSW, LSW, focuses on the practical concerns of proton therapy for both patients and caregivers.

Understanding Proton Re-Irradiation

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).

Survivorship Benefits of Proton Therapy

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.

Introduction to Proton Therapy for Adult Cancers

The availability of proton therapy continues to grow. Learn what cancers can benefit from this treatment, how it works and insurance and financial considerations.

Proton Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

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

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