Yes. The ability to accurately target a tumor makes proton therapy ideal for the treatment of cancer in children. The energy of protons is accurately delivered to cancer cells, while at the same time having limited influence on healthy tissues, which is vital for growing and developing children's organisms. As a result, the side effects from irradiation of malignant neoplasms are much less pronounced than with conventional radiation therapy, and the treatment is more easily tolerated by children. And later in life they develop less pathologies associated with the damages of growth zones. The development of secondary cancers is also markedly reduced. Tumors of the brain, head, neck, spine, heart or lungs are treated most effectively in children with the use of protons. Learn more about the types of pediatric cancers treated by proton therapy.