Proton therapy can be used to treat about 80 percent to 85 percent of children whose cancers require radiation therapy for treatment. These include:

Brain and Central Nervous System

  • Astrocytoma
  • Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (ATRT)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Intracranial germ cell tumors (germinoma)
  • Low-grade glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Optic nerve tumors
  • Optic pathway / hypothalamic glioma
  • Primitive neuro-ectodermal tumor (intracranial PNET)
  • Retinoblastoma

Solid Tumors