Proton Therapy
for Brain Tumors

Schedule a call with a patient care coordinator

Thank you for your interest in proton therapy. Please take a moment to fill out the form to have a patient care coordinator call you.

Once the form is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Our team generally returns calls within 48 hours Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If you would like to speak with a patient care coordinator more quickly, please call us at 1-855-528-7248.

Here is a checklist of items you will need for your initial call with us:
You provide:
  • Demographic information (legal name, etc.)
  • Insurance information
  • Related doctor and facility information
Ask your specialist(s) to provide:
  • Pathology report
  • Clinical notes
  • Imaging
  • Records regarding significant past medical history or surgeries:
    • Operative report
    • Metal implant record

Precision where it matters most.

Proton therapy is a next-generation treatment option that precisely delivers radiation to the size, shape and depth of your individual brain tumor. This approach allows your doctor to treat the tumor while helping keep the surrounding brain, eye, and spinal tissue healthy.

Tougher on your tumor. Easier on your body.

Every brain tumor presents its own set of challenges, typically treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation that’s right for the patient. When it comes to radiation, proton therapy provides a safer option that spares healthy tissue.

With conventional X-ray therapy, surrounding healthy tissue gets a considerable dose of radiation, which can lead to side-effects and secondary cancers down the road. With proton therapy, treatment is delivered precisely to the tumor, so less radiation is delivered to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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More precision means less damage to healthy tissue in the brain, eyes, sinuses and spinal cord, potentially offering a faster recovery, and fewer short- and long-term side effects.

Proton therapy takes advantage of a unique characteristic of protons—they deliver their largest amount of energy right before they come to a stop. That’s how treatment is delivered right to your tumor, and no further.


Pencil-beam scanning allows treatment to conform the size, shape and depth of your specific tumor, accurate within millimeters.

Proton therapy may help retain better overall brain function and reduce the likelihood of secondary tumors in the future.

Proton therapy can be particularly effective in treating children, who are more sensitive to the effects of radiation.

Treatments are safe, noninvasive and painless for most patients, helping speed recovery and maintain lifestyle.

Proton therapy is often the only radiation treatment available if you’ve already received radiation for a previous cancer occurrence.

As of 2017, more than 130,000 people worldwide have received proton therapy at centers in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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We’re the only provider of proton therapy in our region, and we take that responsibility seriously.

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center care team is committed to continually improving and raising the standard of care at the Center to provide the best possible treatment with the best possible outcomes.

We’re dedicated to you while you’re here and after you leave. And we’re part of a bigger system including Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and University of Washington Medicine, so there’s a whole team on your side.