A Penny for Your Thoughts

Posted August 17th, 2021

One of my favorite things about being a radiation therapist is the relationships that are formed, and the bonds that are created with patients. In most cases, I get the opportunity to interact with my patients daily for several weeks. I know that patients also value this relationship and I have been told hundreds of […]

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2019

In this webinar, Dr. Gary Freedman, provides an overview of the use of proton therapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Freedman is a radiation oncologist at Penn Medicine and a Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

School Re-entry After Cranial Radiation Therapy

Posted April 20th, 2018

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.  

Results: Skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions study

Posted July 28th, 2017

Maybe you took part in our online survey about using skin creams and lotions or antiperspirants during radiation therapy? If so, we thank you! The survey study was done in conjunction with a simulated test to measure if lotions or antiperspirant had any effect on the dose of radiation received. The results were recently published […]

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Proton Therapy for the Non Proton Therapy Provider

Posted June 8th, 2016

Introduction: 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. About the presenter: Christine Hill-Kayser, MD, is a pediatric oncologist in […]

Survivorship Benefits of Proton Therapy

Posted June 17th, 2015

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 […]