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Roberts Proton Therapy Center

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A Never-Ending Quest for New Knowledge
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A Never-Ending Quest for New Knowledge

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The physicians, scientists, therapists, nurses, and other staff of the Roberts Proton Therapy Center have graduated from top academic institutions and have all reached the highest level of professional expertise in their fields. But that doesn't mean that they've stopped learning. On the contrary, they know that there's always more to study, more to learn: new knowledge that will translate directly into better care for patients. An enormous amount of preparation and training has gone into this facility.

Proton therapy experts from Europe and the U.S. have come to Penn Medicine to train our faculty and staff, and many of our faculty have spent time learning at other proton therapy centers. That process won't stop now that the Roberts Center is opened

"We have to continue this education," says Zelig Tochner, MD, the Radiation Oncology department's vice chairman for Proton Therapy and the medical director of the proton facility. "We are committed at Penn Medicine to making sure that this facility remains the most advanced proton therapy facility in the world. We'll constantly look at integrating new technologies that will allow us to expend the use of proton therapy to more types of cancers."




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