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Proton Therapy at Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute combines personalized, compassionate care and advanced proton therapy technology to deliver a one-of-a-kind treatment experience. Our Proton Therapy Center offers the most advanced form of pencil beam scanning (PBS) technology available today in all three of our treatment rooms.

Using this PBS technology in conjunction with state-of-the-art volumetric and surface imaging technologies, we are able to maximize the delivery accuracy of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) treatments. With IBA’s latest generation proton delivery platform, we are the first and only center in the United States to bring each of these advances together – making this highly sophisticated cancer care easily accessible to our patients. Proton therapy precisely targets tumors and largely spares normal surrounding tissue, thus decreasing the patient’s risk of side effects. 

To request a proton therapy consultation, or to learn more about proton therapy, please call 786-596-2000 or fill out our online form. We will be happy to assist you.

Our Proton Therapy Experts

Miami Cancer Institute features a nationally and internationally recognized team of experts that knows how best to utilize proton therapy for each patient. Our team, who collectively have over 25 years of proton therapy experience, not only takes care of our patients under active treatment, but also are involved in cutting edge clinical research that stands to improve the outcomes of cancer patients for years to come.

Benefits of Proton Therapy with Pencil Beam Scanning Precision

Miami Cancer Institute offers proton therapy, an established form of radiotherapy which uses proton particles to deliver radiation directly to the site of the tumor. An advantage of protons over x-ray based radiotherapy is that protons can be made to stop within the tumor, thereby minimizing damage to the surrounding normal tissue.

Our Center treats with pencil beam scanning, the most advanced and highly precise form of proton therapy available. Like a 3D printer, small “pencil beams” of protons are delivered one layer at a time until the entire tumor is treated. Pencil beam scanning allows for more complex shaping of radiation dose to match the shape of the tumor compared to older proton therapy. This advanced technology results in reduced dose to normal surrounding tissue near the tumor and significantly lowers the risk of side effects.

Cancers We Treat

The following diseases are treated with proton therapy at Miami Cancer Institute. Although some patients will benefit from this treatment more than others, you’re welcome to request a consultation with one of our experts to find out if proton therapy is right for you.

  • Base-of-skull tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Live​r cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Paraspinal tumors
  • Pediatric cancers
  • Prostate cancer
  • Re-irradiation
  • Sarcoma
  • Spinal cord tumors

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

As Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute shares in delivering the highest quality standards of care with one of the nation’s top cancer centers. This deep and meaningful partnership also provides opportunities to access Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s clinical trials, right here in South Florida.  

Learn more about Miami Cancer Institute’s alliance with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.