Proton Therapy

VIVA Proton Therapy Educational Webinar:

Toxicities of Radiotherapy in Children: How can Protons Help?

12th Jan 2023 (Thursday) |  08:00AM - 09:00AM (UTC+8 | SGT)  |  Check your Time Zone


VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer is excited to bring you a webinar on Proton Therapy! We have invited the esteemed Dr John T. Lucas to share more about proton beam therapy at St Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Programme Synopsis

Proton therapy systems are becoming increasingly common although optimization of their application for children is not a priority for most treatment centres. We will discuss how proton therapy delivery techniques are being optimized for the treatment of children at St. Jude and offer up some project planning recommendations for sites planning to serve the pediatric oncology community and their patients.


12 Jan 2023 Proton Therapy



Dr John T Lucas

Dr John T. Lucas

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty
Department of Radiation Oncology 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 

Dr. John Lucas is currently an associate faculty member at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He completed his radiation oncology residency at Wake Forest University in 2015 after a preliminary medicine year at UNC Chapel Hill. He completed his Medical Doctorate at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC where he also obtained a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research. His current research interests are novel clinical trial designs, application of advanced statistical methods, imaging biomarkers of disease and late effects, interventions for late effects, and patient risk stratification methods using clinical and genomic criteria.


Dr Looi Wen Shen

Dr Looi Wen Shen

Division of Radiation Oncology
National Cancer Centre

 Dr Looi Wen Shen is a Consultant in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Visiting Consultant at KKH Singapore, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Duke-NUS medical school. He obtained his medical degree from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and went on to complete his residency training in National Cancer Centre Singapore, before receiving specialist accreditation in radiation oncology by the Specialist Accreditation Board. He treats both adult and childhood cancers but has a special interest in paediatric cancers, for which he was fellowship-trained in paediatric proton therapy at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. Through his research, he endeavours to decrease the acute and late side effects of radiation in children, and improve their quality of life.