Theranostics is a new approach to cancer care that combines the words “diagnostics” and “therapeutics.” Theranostics uses molecular imaging tests, like positron emission tomography (PET), to identify cancer cells — even tiny deposits of cells. Then, radiopharmaceutical medications target the cancer cells while leaving normal cells alone.

This type of radiation therapy can offer you earlier diagnosis, more personalized treatments, and better outcomes.

Why Choose Us

  • Increased quality of life: Using theranostics, our experts can treat your cancer effectively without disrupting your quality of life. Our diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are noninvasive, which often means fewer, less serious side effects.
  • Patient-first approach: Our doctors collaborate to determine your best treatment options. We give you options, and then involve you in a treatment-planning process that focuses on your mind, body, and spiritual health.
  • Latest clinical trials: Our experts are always working to translate research directly into better care for you. New clinical trials using theranostics offer you access to the latest treatments available.
  • First proton therapy clinical program: As the first in the nation to offer proton therapy at a hospital-based treatment center, our cancer experts have a deep knowledge of the most advanced radiation therapy available.

Take the Next Step

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you want treatment from an expert team you can trust. You may be referred to the Loma Linda University Cancer Center by your primary care physician or an emergency department. For more information, please call 1-800-78-CANCER (800-782-2623).

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