Welcome to the James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center
The James M. Slater Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is a pioneer in the field of proton treatment and research. For more than 20 years, the Center has provided patients with proton therapy treatments for a wide range of conditions including its specialties: prostate, lung and brain cancers. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology and highly-trained staff including physicians, radiation oncologists, nurses and technicians, the Center confidently applies the power and precision of proton therapy to treatment so that patients experience fewer side effects and better outcomes.
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Proton therapy for prostate cancer is a treatment option that involves using a focused ray of proton particles to destroy cancerous tissues. The treatment is capable of delivering precise, high doses of radiation to accurately target cancer cells without causing damage to healthy tissue surrounding the prostate.Learn more
Proton therapy for early stage breast cancer is a noninvasive, low impact treatment option that is used to destroy cancerous cells or tissue. Proton radiation treatment is extremely precise and therefore more effective at targeting cancerous cells without causing damage to surrounding breast tissue.
Proton therapy is not a substitute for a lumpectomy. Rather, it is used as an alternative to traditional radiation therapy. After the lumpectomy has been completed, a breast cancer patient would receive 10 days of proton treatment instead of five to six weeks of traditional radiation therapy.
Proton therapy has been proved to be a successful treatment option for some pediatric conditions. Since pediatric patients are still growing it is vital that the healthy tissue is not damaged surrounding the tumor which can be accomplished using proton therapy.
Proton radiation therapy is used to treat any cancer or disease that can be treated with conventional radiation therapy. Since the John M. Slater Proton Treatment Center opened, proton therapy has treated a growing list of cancerous and non-cancerous problems. Some of the conditions that proton therapy can treat include:
• Skull base tumors
• Brain and spinal chord tumors
• Head and neck tumors
• Pituitary gland tumors
• Tumors of the eye
• Chest and abdomen tumors