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Proton Therapy is a key weapon to treat tumors because protons can deliver a higher dose of radiation into the tumor, while sparing healthy surrounding tissues. This is especially critical for children or for tumors located close to organs at risk.

Unfortunately, Proton Therapy is not yet widely available.

SAH Care was established to ensure that patients from across the world can have access to the best treatments available. We work tirelessly with local physicians and a global network of leading healthcare providers to bring excellent quality cancer care to our patients. Our team, partners, and supporters share a commitment to improve the delivery of high-quality, patient-centric cancer care.

The right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Through travel medicine, we have found a way to provide access to advanced cancer care for those who live in areas where proton therapy centers are yet to be built. We believe that patients deserve to receive the most advanced cancer treatment in the world today despite geographic boundaries and limitations. When faced with a frightening cancer diagnosis, patients gain comfort in knowing they are being treated by some of the most experienced proton therapy physicians and scientists in the world today. The SAH Care team provides this compassionate, comprehensive care to patients wherever they live.

Dr Proton shares the latest information about Proton Therapy, reviews patients cases, and advises on the appropriateness of Proton Therapy.

About

Khadija, a 4-year old girl with a cancerous brain tumour, had been referred by her Bahraini oncologists to SAH Care to receive Proton Therapy after surgery and chemotherapy.

The Bahrain Ministry of Health knew Proton Therapy would be an ideal modality of radiotherapy for Khadija. It would substantially minimise the amount of radiation penetrating normal developing brain tissue.

The SAH protocol of making every patient and their family relax and feel comfortable went into action. The SAH Team took care of every single detail from transportation and accommodation, to surgery and medical appointments.

Khadija received “walk-in walk-out” 40-minute proton therapy treatments five days a week and weekly visits were held with Dr Thornton.

During her treatment course, Khadija felt really good. She created a nickname for Dr Thornton and called him “Dr Proton” to make him laugh.

Thus, the name “Dr Proton” was born.

Events

SAH participates in numerous medical congresses worldwide. 

Come meet us!

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 15th & 16th
Congreso en Oncología, Radioterapia e Investigación

San José, Costa Rica
March 21st, 22nd & 23rd
Congreso Internacional en Cáncer en La Mujer

Medellin, Colombia
April 5th & 6th
Congreso en Cáncer en La Mujer, Radioterapia y Genética

Lima, Perú
May 3rd & 4th
Congreso Anual de la OLA Oncology Latin America

Santiago de Chile, Chile
June 28th & 29th
Best of Astro CHILE 2019

Ciudad de México, México
July 26th & 27th
II Congreso en Cáncer en la mujer.

Santiago de Chile, Chile
August 23rd & 24th
Congreso en Cáncer en la Mujer, Oncología, Radioterapia y Genética

Lima, Perú
September 6th & 7th
II Congreso en Oncología y Radioterapia

San Salvador, El Salvador
October 18th & 19th
Congreso en Oncología y Radioterapia

Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 25th & 26th
Congreso en Cáncer en la Mujer. Cardiología y Cáncer

Montevideo, Uruguay
November 26th & 27th
Congreso en Oncología y Radioterapia

Details and registration on https://www.lacortmedical.com

Blog

Proton therapy has the potential to reduce cardiac toxicities compared to photon therapy

Photon vs proton therapy for reduction of cardiac toxicities in locally advanced lung cancer S. Teoh,F. Fiorini,B. George,K.A. Vallis,F. Van den Heuvel https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167814019323515 Proton therapy has the potential to reduce cardiac toxicities compared to photon therapy. This analysis suggests that patients with tumour extension to and below T7 vertebrae would benefit most from proton therapy …

Proton therapy significantly decreased the dose to critical structures (heart, lungs, esophagus, thyroid, and non-target body), specifically in patients with mediastinal lymphomas.

Everett AS, Hoppe BS, Louis D, McDonald AM, Morris CM, Mendenhall NP, Li Z, Flampouri S, Comparison of Techniques for Involved-Site Radiation Therapy in Patients with Lower Mediastinal Lymphoma, Practical Radiation Oncology (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.prro.2019.05.009. In this study, various radiation techniques and doses to Organs At Risk (OARs) are compared to determine the optimal treatment technique in …

Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects

by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University School of Medicine Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Even with reduced side effects, …

Contact

SAH has team members across the globe. With offices based in Pakistan, Bahrain, Oman, Dubai, the UK, France, and in the USA (Virginia, Georgia, and California), you are only a short phone call away from one of our team members.

Members of our team speak English, Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, and French.

Feel free to call us at your convenience, send us an email, or submit a form.

We’re always ready to help and to answer your questions. Never hesitate to ask !