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New Proton Center Planned for South Florida

December 6, 2014
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Baptist Health South Florida recently announced plans to build a proton treatment center at its Miami Cancer Institute.  It is hoping to attract patients from South Florida as well as the Caribbean, South America, and Central America. Construction on the four-story, 370,000-square-foot center, to be named The Miami Cancer Institute, is scheduled to start in…

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New Proton Centers: Singapore and Australia

December 4, 2014
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New Proton Centers: Singapore and Australia

New Proton Center Planned for Singapore Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings PTE Ltd has announced they will be constructing a new proton treatment center in Biopolis Singapore using ProNova technology. Biopolis is an international research and development center for biomedical sciences. Many of the…

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Indiana University Health Proton Center (Formerly MPRI) to Close

November 30, 2014
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Indiana University Health Proton Center (Formerly MPRI) to Close

Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Institute (IUHPTI) announced that they would be closing by January 1, 2015. An outside review committee completed a study and made this recommendation which IU Health accepted. IUHPTI was the third proton center to open in the U.S. and the…

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Proton Therapy: What we have learned in our first quarter-century

November 6, 2014
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Proton Therapy: What we have learned in our first quarter-century

Proton Therapy: What we have learned in our first quarter-century By Jerry D. Slater, MD In 1990, Loma Linda University Medical Center opened the world’s first hospital-based proton therapy center…

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Study: Prostate Tests Would Cut Deaths

October 2, 2014
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Study: Prostate Tests Would Cut Deaths

A randomized study was conducted on 162,000 men aged 50 to 74 from eight European countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The study concluded that…

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Proton – “the Ferrari of radiation therapy”

July 23, 2014
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That is how Dr. Buchsbaum describes the proton therapy that saved Lynlie Robinson, age 7. Lynlie has a walnut size benign brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma hugging the gland that…

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