Update on Kling Center for Proton Therapy

November 16, 2011

We’ve been talking an awful lot lately about our new proton accelerator that will provide our patients access to proton therapy in the St. Louis area for the first time.

It’s a big advance offering cancer patients with tumors in places such as the head, neck or spine, radiation delivered far more precisely and delivering less radiation to surrounding tissue. For example, look at this image of a patient’s head (the less colorful lines drawn on the image, the less radiation):

Or check out this one to the lungs:

We’re all pretty excited. Find out more in this new video:

-Jason Merrill

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