The Most Advanced Treatment Available for Children with Cancer

Proton Therapy Leads to Fewer Side Effects, Complications

Proton therapy is one of the most precise and advanced forms of radiation therapy available in the world today. In the hands of the expert cancer team at Cincinnati Children’s, this specialized pencil beam technology destroys cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues and organs. As a result, patients experience fewer short-term side effects and long-term complications than with traditional radiation therapy. This is especially important for children, whose bodies are still growing and developing.

Our Proton Therapy Center − one of only two such centers in the world owned by a children’s hospital − is located on the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus. We have created a bright and colorful environment where our team of cancer specialists is dedicated to making each family’s experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Cincinnati Children’s $120 million investment in the Proton Therapy Center is a demonstration of our deep commitment to providing children with the most sophisticated, effective cancer treatment available.

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Conditions We Treat

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Proton therapy is an option for many pediatric cancers, including brain tumors, sarcomas, lymphomas and more.

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Dedication to Research

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We are working to find therapies that treat cancer effectively and lead to fewer complications later in life. Read More

Top-Ranked Cancer Program

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Our cancer program is ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn More

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus.

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Liberty Campus. You will see inside the Proton Therapy Center as well as inpatient and outpatient areas.

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