Gastrointestinal Cancers

Some cancers of the liver and digestive system are treated with radiotherapy alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.

The most evidence we have for the use of proton beam therapy is in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. This usually develops as a result of chronic infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C or in people who abuse alcohol and develop cirrhosis as a result.

Clinical evidence

Following the promising results from a number of clinical trials, clinicians believe this is an interesting time in the development of proton therapy treatments to treat gastrointestinal cancers. 

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Proton therapy ambassadors

Watch the story of Rob who had pancreatic cancer.

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Treatment information

Clinicians at Loma Linda University Medical Centre (LLUMC) and the JM Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Centre have new research data to support the successful use of radiation with protons.

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What can I do?

Here are some resources we hope you find useful.

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