Proton therapy the latest weapon against cancer in South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida opened the region's first proton therapy center, and a second facility is under construction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Broward Health hires hospital CEO from for-profit rival
Broward Health hired Jared M. Smith as CEO of its Broward Health Coral Springs hospital. Smith, a CPA, was recently the national service line administrator for cardiac and vascular services for Tenet Healthcare and, before that, was COO of Tenet’s Delray Medical Center. He implemented nearly $100 million in major development initiatives at that hospital, including a proton therapy c enter that is currently under construction. “With Jared’s extensive hospital operations experience, we are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Broward Health hires hospital CEO from for-profit rival
Broward Health hired Jared M. Smith as CEO of its Broward Health Coral Springs hospital. Smith, a CPA, was recently the national service line administrator for cardiac and vascular services for Tenet Healthcare and, before that, was COO of Tenet’s Delray Medical Center. He implemented nearly $100 million in major development initiatives at that hospital, including a proton therapy c enter that is currently under construction. “With Jared’s extensive hospital operations experience, we are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer
In a randomized trial comparing the two modalities, proton therapy was not superior in reducing the rate of serious lung toxicityMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mevion wins FDA 510(k) for S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mevion S250i proton therapy system featuring pencil beam scanning technology, and touted that the first unit was installed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. “The S250i system represents the next generation of intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) delivered in the most compact proton therapy platform. We are proud that the MEVION...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

Mevion nabs FDA OK for proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation Mevion completes Fla. installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Penn Medicine/Virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to South Jersey
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. The new $35 million center, which will allow cancer patients to undergo cutting edge proton therapy in single-room treatments, is expected to be completed by 2020. It will be the first and only proton therapy center in South Jersey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Penn medicine | virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to south Jersey
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. The new $35 million center, which will allow cancer patients to undergo cutting edge proton therapy in single-room treatments, is expected to be completed by 2020. It will be the first and only proton therapy center in South Jersey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New $50M proton therapy center at UAB to begin work in 2018
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International have secured funding for the new UAB Proton Therapy Center. The two entities expect to break ground on the $50 million facility, which will be the first proton therapy center in Alabama, in January 2018. Construction on the two-story, 29,000-square-foot facility is expected to take two years. Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment av ailable at only 25 locations in the United States. According to UAB, it is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2....
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon
Varian Medical Systems has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady Varian takes orders for proton therapy system French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA posts revenue decreases in Q3
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted revenue decreases for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA, Elekta join forces on software development IBA posts half-year revenue increases Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal IBA to show updated synthesizer at SNMMI 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hamlin proton therapy center gets OK, construction plans to be submitted
A planned cancer-fighting medical center in the $1 billion Hamlin community got the go ahead from Orange County on Nov. 1. Construction plans will be submitted in the next few weeks for the 37,542-square-foot Provision Proton Therapy Center, project engineer Scott Gentry, principal of Orlando-based Kelly, Collins& Gentry Inc., told Orlando Business Journal. It's being developed by Provision Proton Center at Hamlin LLC, an entity related to Orlando-based Boyd Development Corp. and Knoxville, Tenn.-based … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Aslam Source Type: news

Varian Names New Chief People Officer, SVP HR
Terilyn Juarez Monroe named to replace retiring Wendy Scott PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has named Terilyn Juarez Monroe as Chief People Officer, sen... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Varian Medical Systems, proton therapy, radiotherapy, radiosurgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proton therapy for prostate cancer is advantageous to imrt according to new study
(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) Proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer is associated with higher survival rates and decreased risk of complications compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) according to a new study by researchers at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news