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SJPROTON2: Effects of Patient Positioning on Accuracy of Pediatric Proton Therapy

About this study

Doctors use proton therapy to treat tumors with large amounts of radiation without hurting the surrounding tissue. This study will research how the patient’s position and setup affect the radiation procedure. The results may help to improve radiation therapy in the future.

Eligibility overview

St. Jude patients receiving at least 5 daily fractions of proton therapy

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Full title:

Estimating Setup Uncertainty in Pediatric Proton Therapy Using Volumetric Images

Study goal:

The main goal of this study is to collect information about how a patient is positioned and set up for radiation therapy.

Clinical trials categories:

Childhood Cancer Solid Tumors Lymphoma Brain Tumors

For physicians and researchers

Patients accepted to St. Jude must be referred by a physician or other qualified medical professional. Learn how St. Jude can partner with you to care for your patient.


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