Dr. Tarek Hijal

New Proton Therapy Centre for Eastern Canada at CEDARS (TBC by MSSS, $20M)

Proton therapy delivers precise beam of proton radiation to disrupt and destroy tumor cells with much fewer side effects. Patients from Quebec currently have to travel to the USA to receive proton therapy at a cost of approx. $350,000 per patient, uprooting their family during an already stressful time.

“Cedars is ready to implement a proton therapy program that will benefit the whole of Eastern Canada.”

Dr. Tarek Hijal
Director, Radiation Oncology
Chairman, National Radiation Oncology Committee