CCHE57357 hosted a lecture presenting one of the most advanced technologies within the field of radiotherapy, “practices of the proton therapy”. Through a lecture that gathered all the medical staff of the hospital, Dr.Shanon Macdonald, Associate Professor, radiotherapy department, Massachusetts hospital has shared her extensive experience in the uses of the proton therapy that is mainly tailored for the treatment of pediatric patients. “The proton therapy has shown advanced treatment results around the world and will soon be adopted by the CCHE57357 as the first hospital in Egypt to acquire the technology”, reveals Dr. Mohamed S.Zagloul, head of the radiotherapy department at CCHE57375, as he highlights the advantages of the proton therapy that would offer a safe radiation treatment, especially compelling in the case of children with cancer.
A separate building within the hospital’s grounds would be allocated for the proton therapy which is planned to open its doors for treating patients by 2023 as the first of its kind in Egypt to offer this service for both children and adults. Furthermore, the uses of this type of treatment are more suitable for localized tumors including Central Nervous System tumors. The degree of safety of this treatment comes from the precision of the high-energy proton beams sent to target tumors more precisely than X-ray radiation while protecting the surrounded organs.
The lecture was part of the radiation oncology fellowship program offered by the department of radiotherapy at CCHE57357.