Our study compares long-term outcomes in survivors treated with proton and photon radiation

While radiation is an essential component of curative treatment, it can also contribute to a variety of late adverse health effects. Our research will guide future radiation treatment decisions and advocate for access to the radiation technology that maximizes the quality of survivorship in childhood brain tumor patients.

What does a study visit look like?

Study participants are asked to take part in up to three appointments

A clinic visit with a radiation oncologist to review your medical history, measure vitals signs, and capture your self-reported quality of life

A neurocognitive exam with a neuropsychologist to assess your skills and abilities linked to brain functioning

A hearing test, also called an audiogram, to assess how loud sounds at different frequencies need to be for you to hear them

Our Study in Numbers


current participants


goal participants

Thank you to our sponsor, The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research, without whom our research would not be possible.