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Proton Therapy

Telemedicine: We are available for second opinions regarding your child’s proton therapy treatment option/plan.

Rady Children’s Proton Therapy Program for Pediatric Patients

Rady Children’s, in partnership with California Protons, offers proton therapy and treatment options for children for pediatric cancers and non-cancerous tumors. We are the only program in California providing the most advanced pencil-beam scanning proton therapy for pediatric patients with brain, solid tumors, and lymphomas.

See the tumors and pediatric cancers treated here.

Our board-certified pediatric radiation oncology team includes Iain MacEwan M.D., Parag Sanghvi M.D., and Andrew Chang M.D. Pediatric proton therapy patients, both here in San Diego and referred from out of the area, are followed by our Proton Pediatric Oncology team headed by Jennifer Elster, M.D., during their proton therapy treatment.

In addition, our pediatric proton therapy patient care team that help with pediatric cancer and non-cancerous tumors include certified pediatric oncology nurses, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, medical physicists and pediatric anesthesiologists.

Video: Young gymnast overcomes brain tumor

In the News


The National Association for Proton Therapy