The Laurie Proton Therapy Center
Treating Physicians: Dr. Rahul R. Parikh, Dr. Salma Jabbour, Dr. Joseph P. Weiner, Dr. Sung Kim, Dr. Anupama Chundury, Dr. Nisha Ohri, Dr. Bruce Haffty
The Laurie Proton Therapy Center at Robert Wood Johnson--in partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey--is excited to offer the precision of proton therapy, an advanced modality of radiation therapy. Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy that can target tumor tissues more precisely in certain situations. In contrast to conventional x-ray (or photon) therapy, proton beams have the unique property of stopping at a certain depth in tissue. This property can be put to use and controlled for the treatment of cancer patients. Proton therapy is the latest addition to the wide array of comprehensive radiotherapy services that are available to patients at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.