proton therapy

SciTech Now Episode 315

In this episode of SciTech Now, from cell phones to espresso machines, smart devices are doubling as personal assistants; Bailey McCann discusses the future of fingerprinting technology; Dr. Katherine Luker is working tirelessly to answer the question: what is breast cancer?; and proton therapy is a new, less invasive, way to combat cancer.

Combatting cancer with proton therapy

Health care professionals at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center in Orlando are implementing proton therapy as a new way to combat cancer. Compared to traditional radiation treatments, proton therapy is far more precise in focusing radiation, which is critical in treating brain and spine cancer.