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Children’s will begin construction by year’s end on a $118 million facility to
house a proton therapy and research center for cancer treatment.
state-of-the-art facility will be located at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus. It will take three years to build.
Unlike conventional photon radiation, proton beam therapy delivers a highly-focused dose that maximizes the effect against tumors. It minimizes the risk of damage to healthy tissues along the radiation’s path to the tumor and eliminates any exit dose.This technology is especially valuable for minimizing long-term neurocognitive deficits that can occur when using conventional photon radiation to treat medulloblastomas, gliomas, germ cell tumors and other pediatric brain tumors. Proton therapy gives children who are likely to survive their cancer a better chance of growing up without limitations on their school performance and potential career choices.
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