Children with cancer deserve the best possible treatment. They also deserve to have the best quality of life after treatment and throughout their adult lives.
That’s why at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we are leading the way in providing one of the most sophisticated forms of radiation therapy to our patients. The opening of the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center ushers in a new era for treating pediatric cancers, harnessing innovative technology to precisely destroy cancer cells while sparing the healthy tissue in a child’s growing body.
After extensive testing and development, the technology designed for our proton therapy system received a stamp of approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in November. Patients treated on our campus will have unmatched care and treatment for aggressive cancers, such as brain tumors, certain sarcomas and solid tumors, and Hodgkin lymphoma.