Particle Therapy Centers
Radiotherapy using particles such as protons or carbon ions is capable of precisely delivering adequate doses of radiation to a tumor volume while minimizing the radiation dose to important tissue just millimeters away. As a result, particle therapy has been demonstrated to be superior to conventional photon therapy for controlling chordomas.
Currently particle therapy is only available at a small number of highly specialized centers. Below is a list of all particle therapy centers around the world. We have inquired about the number of chordoma patients treated at each center and data is presented below from centers that have responded.
|This information is not meant to suggest that particle therapy is the only form of radiotherapy appropriate for treating chordoma, nor is it meant to endorse any particular treatment center. Furthermore, the Chordoma Foundation cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this list. We encourage patients to discuss all treatment options with their physicians.|