Proton therapy for lymphomas

This is the most precise external radiotherapy that allows for higher doses of irradiation and fewer side effects.

Proton therapy in lymphomas is the only alternative treatment with the highest dosimetric optimisation in radiotherapy rescue for patients with chemotherapy resistant lymphoma.

In all other lymphomas, the precision of the proton beam ensures the preservation of healthy tissue: bone marrow, heart, breast, oesophagus, lungs, and critical organs, ensuring better local disease control.

The Clinic’s Advanced Therapies Unit deals exclusively with cellular therapies against lymphoma, favouring their administration and seeking to increase the safety of these treatments.

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Indications for proton therapy in lymphomas

  • Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • This is the only treatment option for patients with lymphoma that is resistant to systemic treatment (chemotherapy).
  • In certain cases of recurrent lymphoma, proton therapy is an option for patients who have previously received external radiotherapy to the same area.

Main advantages of proton therapy in lymphomas

As a high-complex centre, we have the most advanced technology at our disposal that allows for the most accurate diagnosis in the shortest time

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Lower toxicity

Proton therapy makes it possible to release high doses of radiation while preserving healthy tissues and surrounding vital organs (heart, chest, oesophagus, lungs) and avoiding medium- and long-term adverse effects.

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Greater precision

The capacity of proton therapy to conform the dose adjusted to the size and depth of the lymphoma, allows it to be treated with a more powerful dose of radiation, preserving healthy tissue and ensuring better local control of the disease.

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Greater control

Better local control of lymphoma and protection of healthy tissue also translates into improved survival data and a better quality of life for the patient.

The technology of the Clinic


  • Multi energy system: It changes the energy very quickly for the sweeping of the next treatment layer.
  • 360º gantry rotation: The 360º rotation of the gantry on the Clinic's synchrotron not only reduces treatment time but also increases the precision of the beam.
  • Pencil beam scanning: This is the most advanced version of proton therapy administration. This beam, of approximately 1mm in diameter, travels through the tumour releasing the dose as a sweep of layers until it is completely covered, depositing the programmed amount of dose at each point of the tumour.
  • Cone-beam tomography: in a 360º gantry, the integrated CT allows the exact verification of the condition of the tumour on the very day of the treatment


Why at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra

The Cancer Center Clínica Universidad de Navarra offers patients and their families access to an interdisciplinary approach with all the diagnostic tools and treatment options for lymphoma.

Reference Center

The Clínica Universidad de Navarra is an international reference center in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma with specialists who are an international reference in the management of hematological tumors.

A unique concept

First facility in Spain integrated in an Intrahospital Cancer Center, with all its assistance, academic and research support.

Advanced technology

As a highly complex center, we have the most advanced technology for the most accurate diagnosis in the shortest possible time.