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Meet Justin Tran, one of our newest RTTs

Meet Justin Tran, one of our newest RTTs

Justin joined our radiation therapy team earlier this year, after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Though he’s originally from Tacoma, he made the trek to Boston for school to experience what the East Coast had to offer. He’s now made his home in Seattle’s Central District, closer to his parents and partner. He missed the West Coast and was excited to be able to work at SCCA Proton Therapy Center after college.

“While attending college, I had the chance to shadow therapists at Mass General’s proton therapy center. It really sparked my interest in proton therapy,” Justin says. “I like that, as a radiation therapist working with protons, I get to work with the most advanced and up-to-date technology. Because of the phenomenon of the Bragg Peak that’s unique to protons, we’re able to deposit the radiation dose into the tumor itself, while sparing healthy tissue around the cancer.”

Justin also heard good things about SCCA Proton Therapy Center from the radiation therapists in Boston, especially what a great work environment it has for radiation therapists, and its excellent patient care. 

In his free time, Justin is an avid long-distance runner, and enjoys many of the outdoor hiking and winter activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. His favorite hikes include Colchuck Lake, Mailbox Peak, Nisqually Vista loop near Mt. Rainer, and Lake 22. He likes to go trail running up Rattle Snake Ridge. In the winter, you can find him snowboarding at Crystal Mountain, Snoqualmie, and Mt. Baker.

“I am always looking to get away into the mountains,” he says, “I enjoy scenic hikes and winter activities because of the rich forested landscape and the many awesome mountain peaks moments it presents. But I also enjoy watching - and playing - basketball anytime I can.”

Justin’s motto in life is to take it one day at a time, and to be patient with life. “What makes me happy is the simple things, like my family, friends, and the outdoors,” he adds.

We’re excited to have Justin as part of our team in radiation therapy. If you see Justin, make sure to say “hi.”