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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 for cancer and other diseases. From that day to now we have studied and refined proton therapy, not only for patients with cancer and other…

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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 screening men for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by more than 20…

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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 regulates vital hormones and threatens her vision. It’s a tricky issue to treat and tends…

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Testing Inaccuracies Cast Doubts on Active Surveillance Strategy

June 30, 2014
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Testing Inaccuracies Cast Doubts on Active Surveillance Strategy

According to an article in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers are suggesting that prostate cancer in some men is being allowed to progress to a dangerous stage because tests…

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High Doses of Selenium, Vitamin E Double Risk for Prostate Cancer

June 23, 2014
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High Doses of Selenium, Vitamin E Double Risk for Prostate Cancer

Taking high doses of selenium or vitamin E can increase the risk of prostate cancer, a new study found. Vitamin E supplements can raise the risk of prostate cancer by…

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15th Proton Center Opens in the U.S.

June 11, 2014
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15th Proton Center Opens in the U.S.

Twenty-four years ago, in 1990, Loma Linda University Medical Center began treating patients at its new proton treatment center. To reach that point, Dr. James M. Slater and his team…

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