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Anatomy of a treatment decision

January 31, 2015
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Anatomy of a treatment decision

When BOB member, Eliot Herman (Tucson, AZ), was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, he didn’t sit back and simply heed the advice of his urologist (who recommended surgery) without first doing his homework. He went way beyond that. Eliot developed what he calls a “logic model” to help determine which course of treatment would…

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Protons: Not just for prostate

December 30, 2014
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Protons:  Not just for prostate

Protons extremely successful in treating breast cancer, lymphoma, and pediatric patients. Proton Treatment Study at Loma Linda University Medical Center Reveals Excellent Breast Cancer Survival Rates and Cosmetic Outcomes The latest data from a clinical trial at Loma Linda University’s Proton Treatment and Research Center…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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