Hitachi plans new imaging innovation center
Hitachi Healthcare Americas plans to launch a new medical imaging innovation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hitachi board votes to sell medical division to Fujifilm Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business Hitachi delivers proton therapy unit to Sibley Memorial Hitachi takes order for particle therapy system Hitachi features CT, MRI technology at ECR 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian Appoints Prof. Dr. Ricky Sharma VP of Clinical Affairs
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has appointed Dr. Ricky Sharma, to vice president of Clinical Affairs. In this role he will be leading medical research, translational scie... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Varian Medical Systems, radiotherapy, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New proton therapy center makes debut at UAB
A new proton therapy center is making its debut on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The new facility was developed by Proton International in partnership with UAB. It is located on 20th Street South between Fourth and Fifth avenues. UAB officials say the new center will mark another big step toward advancing cancer care in Alabama. “With the establishment of this center, UA B Medicine has again brought one of the latest, most advanced medical technologies to our region,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New proton therapy center makes debut at UAB
A new proton therapy center is making its debut on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The new facility was developed by Proton International in partnership with UAB. It is located on 20th Street South between Fourth and Fifth avenues. UAB officials say the new center will mark another big step toward advancing cancer care in Alabama. “With the establishment of this center, UA B Medicine has again brought one of the latest, most advanced medical technologies to our region,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

KU Health announces new proton therapy center location
The University of Kansas Health System has settled on a site to house its new $39 million to $45 million proton therapy system and will begin construction in the next few weeks. Proton therapy is a highly specialized form of radiation treatment that will be offered through The University of Kansas Cancer Center. It's an advanced form of precisely targeted radiation treatment using protons — rather than X-rays — to attack cancerous tumors. In December, KU Health signe d a long-term lease agreement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects
(Washington University School of Medicine) Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Proton therapy lowers risk of side effects in cancer compared to traditional radiation
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation, while cure rates between the two groups are almost identical. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hitachi board votes to sell medical division to Fujifilm
The board of directors of Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi has voted...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business Fujifilm to debut glass-free DR panel at RSNA 2019 Hitachi delivers proton therapy unit to Sibley Memorial Fujifilm unveils new Synapse Cardiology PACS release Hitachi takes order for particle therapy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA sells part of dosimetry unit
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has sold its RadioMed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA and CAMH partner to build nuclear medicine program IBA takes next step in China deal IBA to install carbon therapy in France IBA posts revenue increase in 1st half of 2019 IBA inks deal to install cyclotron in South Korea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Fujifilm plans to buy Hitachi imaging business
Fujifilm is planning to acquire the medical imaging business of Hitachi in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm to debut glass-free DR panel at RSNA 2019 Hitachi delivers proton therapy unit to Sibley Memorial Fujifilm unveils new Synapse Cardiology PACS release Fujifilm wins 3 new enterprise imaging clients Hitachi takes order for particle therapy system Hitachi features CT, MRI technology at ECR 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How MedStar, Hopkins plan to avoid financial pitfalls in proton therapy
One benefit of getting into proton therapy at this stage in the game — more cancer doctors and patients know about it and are willing to consider it as a treatment option. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

How MedStar, Hopkins plan to avoid financial pitfalls in proton therapy
One benefit of getting into proton therapy at this stage in the game — more cancer doctors and patients know about it and are willing to consider it as a treatment option. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

First Cancer Patient Treated with Varian ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System at Treatment ...
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the South Florida Proton Therapy Institute (SFPTI), a Proton International facility, on the campus of Delray Medical Center, has treated its first patient utilizing the Varian ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system. Proton therapy can be used to treat many types of tumors including in the brain, head and neck, central nervous system and lung, and more precisely targets cancer cells...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Cancer Center Aims to Evaluate Proton Therapy in NSCLC
Proton therapy ’s direct and precise application of radiation for mid-stage lung cancer is being investigated in an ongoing phase III trial at the University of Cincinnati. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Seth Augenstein Source Type: news

Miami Cancer Institute Begins Using Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma
The Miami Cancer Institute on Thursday will begin using the innovative Tumor Treating Fields device for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the first new treatment approved for mesothelioma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in more than 15 years. “This is actually pretty exciting for us,” Dr. Rupesh Kotecha, the radiation oncologist who will oversee the treatment protocol in Miami, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s another tool in our armamentarium. It’s something we can offer patients that has shown a real benefit.” The noninvasive Tumor Treating...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Varian ProBeam 360 Proton Therapy System Selected by Penn Medicine for Use in Second Treatment ...
Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has been selected by Penn Medicine to install a Varian ProBeam® 360° proton therapy system in a single-room configuration at Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute in south central Pennsylvania. In addition to the equipment, Varian will also provide its ARIA® information management system and Eclipse™ treatment planning system. Construction of the...This story is related to the following:Electrotherapy Equipment (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Healt...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

$48M Penn Medicine proton therapy center coming to Lancaster
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has started construction of a $48 million proton therapy center. The proton therapy center, part of Lancaster General Health's Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, will be the second site in Pennsylvania to offer the high-tech form of radiation therapy to cancer patients when it opens in the fall of 2021. The first proton therapy center in Pennsylvania opened a t Penn, in a 75,000-square-foot building that is part of the Abramson Cancer Center, in 2010. Penn… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

$48M Penn Medicine proton therapy center coming to Lancaster
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has started construction of a $48 million proton therapy center. The proton therapy center, part of Lancaster General Health's Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, will be the second site in Pennsylvania to offer the high-tech form of radiation therapy to cancer patients when it opens in the fall of 2021. The first proton therapy center in Pennsylvania opened a t Penn, in a 75,000-square-foot building that is part of the Abramson Cancer Center, in 2010. Penn… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Varian and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati Medical ...
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) in collaboration with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati Medical Center Proton Therapy Center announced the achievement of a significant milestone in the path towards clinical trials of FLASH therapy*. The combined research team utilized a Varian ProBeam® proton therapy gantry treatment room in research mode to successfully complete a FLASH delivery to a phantom target. This...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Children ’s, UC Health hit milestone in 1-second cancer treatment
The Proton Therapy Center operated by Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital and UC Health has hit a significant milestone in researching the use of high doses of proton beams delivered at ultra-high speeds to treat cancer. The advancement in so-called flash therapy, which is delivered in one to three sessions that each last less than one second, is a step tow ard clinical trials. Equipment maker Varian Medical Systems of Palo Alto, Calif., has been researching the value of such ultra-high-dose-rate proton… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

IBA and CAMH partner to build nuclear medicine program
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and Azrieli Centre for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA takes next step in China deal IBA to install carbon therapy in France IBA posts revenue increase in 1st half of 2019 IBA inks deal to install cyclotron in South Korea IBA takes order from Kan. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears ProTom's Radiance proton therapy system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared proton therapy developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ProTom files for bankruptcy protection ProTom begins installing synchrotron Proton therapy experts look back and to the future ProTom, MIT test accelerator (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ProTom Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Its Radiance 330(R) Single Room Proton Therapy System
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 7, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ProTom International Holding Corporation ("ProTom"), a market-leading proton therapy technology manufacturer, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.... Devices, Oncology, FDA ProTom International, Radiance 330, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IBA takes next step in China deal
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) has taken a down payment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA to install carbon therapy in France IBA posts revenue increase in 1st half of 2019 IBA inks deal to install cyclotron in South Korea IBA takes order from Kan. NorthStar to buy IBA accelerators for Mo-99 production (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Proton Therapy System Offers Clinical Capabilities with up to 30% Small Footprint
ProBeam 360° system allows cancer centers to tailor the system to meet their clinical, research, and capacity needs Treatment room options include 360-degree rotating gantries, and fixed beam rooms Provide clinicians a viable path to potential next-generation treatments such as FLASH therapyThis story is related to the following:Clinical Medical Equipment (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - September 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Varian Announces Multi-room Configuration for ProBeam 360 Proton Therapy System
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced its ProBeam 360° proton therapy system is now available in a multi-room configuration. The ProBeam 360° system is the smallest multi-... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch Varian Medical Systems, ProBeam, ProBeam 360, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids
Children with cancer who are treated with proton therapy had better outcomes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comComments: 9/12/2019 8:09:08 AMAdmin hgjghjhjfjfgg (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mevion to showcase products, partnerships at ASTRO 2019
Mevion Medical Systems plans to highlight new features and accessories for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion, C-Rad integrate proton therapy technology Qfix, Mevion partner on proton therapy systems Mevion, RaySearch extend partnership Mevion takes order from China Mevion lands Mo. order for proton therapy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian-Equipped New York Proton Therapy Center Treats First Patients
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Proton Center (NYPC) has treated its first proton therapy cancer patients. Equipped with the Varian ProBeam® proton therapy system, NYPC is New York State's first proton therapy facility and is a collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, and Mount Sinai Health System. NYPC is expected to treat 1,400 patients annually, including most children in New York City with solid...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - September 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

FDA clears MedPhoton's CBCT system
Austrian conebeam CT (CBCT) technology developer MedPhoton has received 510(k)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion, C-Rad integrate proton therapy technology Qfix, Mevion partner on proton therapy systems Mevion, RaySearch extend partnership Mevion takes order from China Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton ProNova joins forces with MedPhoton (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cyclotron for Varian ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System Installed at Sylvester Comprehensive ...
Palo Alto, Calif., Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) has completed the installation of the cyclotron for its ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine -- part of the University of Miami Health System. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator and a significant piece of the equipment in the ProBeam proton therapy system. The...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems | (Source: Industrial Newsro...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - August 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

IBA posts revenue increase in 1st half of 2019
Proton therapy developer Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted revenue growth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA inks deal to install cyclotron in South Korea IBA takes order from Kan. NorthStar to buy IBA accelerators for Mo-99 production IBA posts mixed 2018 financial results IBA opens cyclotron center in India (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery
Removable dentures got stuck in a 72-year-old man's throat during surgery to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3-month PET/CT helps track oropharyngeal cancer CBCT outstrips growth in all other dental x-ray segments US-guided core biopsy best for salivary gland tumors Intraoperative CT fine-tunes maxillofacial surgery Proton therapy helps oropharyngeal patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Houston hospital breaks ground on $159M expansion project
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is investing $159 million into an expansion project. M.D. Anderson will more than double the size of its Proton Therapy Center at 1840 Old Spanish Trail. The expansion will grow the center’s footprint to over 160,000 square feet, enough room for the cancer center to house eight proton therapy radiation machines developed by Japanese technology man ufacturer Hitachi, according to an Aug. 8 press release. The center currently spans 73,500 square… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Houston hospital breaks ground on $159M expansion project
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is investing $159 million into an expansion project. M.D. Anderson will more than double the size of its Proton Therapy Center at 1840 Old Spanish Trail. The expansion will grow the center’s footprint to over 160,000 square feet, enough room for the cancer center to house eight proton therapy radiation machines developed by Japanese technology man ufacturer Hitachi, according to an Aug. 8 press release. The center currently spans 73,500 square… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Qfix, Mevion partner on proton therapy systems
Radiotherapy positioning technology developer Qfix said that it has validated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion, RaySearch extend partnership Qfix validates couch top on Varian radiotherapy systems Mevion takes order from China Mevion lands Mo. order for proton therapy system Qfix debuts new thermoplastic masks at ASTRO 2018 Qfix readies product launches for ASTRO 2014 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mevion, RaySearch extend partnership
Mevion Medical Systems and radiation therapy software developer RaySearch have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch gets FDA OK for RayStation upgrade RaySearch wins $2.5M Austrian contract RaySearch releases RayStation upgrade Mevion takes order from China Mevion lands Mo. order for proton therapy system Mevion constructs 2nd proton system in St. Louis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer
This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

KU Health will spend $39M-$45M on equipment for new cancer treatment
The University of Kansas Health System signed an agreement with global medical technology company IBA to buy a proton therapy system, which is a highly specialized form of radiation treatment that will be offered through the University of Kansas Cancer Center. The $39 million-$45 million contract includes the price for a ProteusONE unit and a long-term operation and maintenance agreement. KU Health anticipates breaking ground on a new proton therapy center to house the treatment system later this… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Leading US Proton Center Selects RayStation for Treatment Planning
STOCKHOLM, July 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center, US, has chosen the treatment planning system (TPS) RayStation®* to replace its ... Devices, Radiology, Oncology RaySearch Laboratories, RayStation, treatment planning system, proton therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cyclotron for Varian ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System Installed at King Chulalongkorn ...
Palo Alto, Calif., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) celebrated the installation of the cyclotron for its ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on June 20, 2019. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the rigging ceremony. The cyclotron is a core piece of equipment of the ProBeam proton therapy system. This installation marks a key milestone for the first proton therapy...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - July 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Shorter courses of proton therapy can be just as effective as full courses prostate cancer
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments and is safe for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Colliding lasers double the energy of proton beams
(Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers from Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg present a new method which can double the energy of a proton beam produced by laser-based particle accelerators. The breakthrough could lead to more compact, cheaper equipment that could be useful for many applications, including proton therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inside the new MedStar Georgetown proton therapy center in D.C.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has taken the lead in the Washington, D.C.-area proton therapy arms race. Though, it’s a fleeting accolade. The hospital unveiled to guests and media Wednesday its new proton therapy center — a $40 million investment — marking the beginning of a new treatment available to eligible cancer patients. It’s one of about 30 proton centers across the country, billed a s the only one of its kind in the region. Although, the Maryland Proton Treatment Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Women with breast cancer needed for unique clinical trial
University of Cincinnati researchers plan to enroll more than 20 women with early stage breast cancer in a unique clinical trial, which will involve the most expensive medical device in the region. The trial will involve proton radiotherapy designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning – and with great precision.  Treatment will take place at the $120 million Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center in Butler Coun ty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

UC seeks women with breast cancer for unique clinical trial
University of Cincinnati researchers plan to enroll more than 20 women with early stage breast cancer in a unique clinical trial, which will involve the most expensive medical device in the region. The trial will involve proton radiotherapy designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning – and with great precision.  Treatment will take place at the $120 million Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center in Butler Coun ty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Inside the new MedStar Georgetown proton therapy center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has taken the lead in the local proton therapy arms race.   Though, it’s a fleeting accolade. The hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center unveiled to guests and media Wednesday its new proton therapy center — a $40 million investment — marking the beginning of a new treatment available to eligible cancer patients. It’s one of about 30 proton centers across the country, billed as the only one of its kind in the region. But Greater Washington’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Inside the new MedStar Georgetown proton therapy center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has taken the lead in the local proton therapy arms race.   Though, it’s a fleeting accolade. The hospital unveiled to guests and media Wednesday its new proton therapy center — a $40 million investment — marking the beginning of a new treatment available to eligible cancer patients. It’s one of about 30 proton centers across the country, billed as the only one of its kind in the region. But Greater Washington’s other hospitals have long been competing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Proton therapy lowers risk of side-effects compared to conventional radiation
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing side-effects from their radiation therapy, while cure rates are almost identical between the two groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news