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WEEKLY WEB REVIEW – WEEK 16

180413 - Weekly Web Review - Week 16
Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is helping children with cancer overcome life-threatening challenges.  COMPLETING PT WITH SUPRISES Hudson Brown, a 5-year-old from Michigan in the US who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, has just celebrated the completion of his 30 proton therapy treatments and was treated to a surprise "Transformers" party.  Hudson was diagnosed after suffering from severe headaches that made him scream in pain. His parents rushed him to the emergency room and scans revealed that a large tumor called medulloblastoma had developed in the back of his brain and on top of his brain stem. “One day, my 5-year-old is going to pre-K, and the next day his whole world is turned upside... Full article

Proton Therapy now available in Central and Eastern Europe

Prague
Prague, December 12, 2012 - PROTON THERAPY CENTER CZECH announced that from December 2012 onwards, oncological patients can access proton therapy in a brand new Proton Therapy Center Czech which has just opened in Prague. It is only a fifth center in Europe. This leading-edge cancer care center brings the most advanced radiation therapy to Central and Eastern Europe. The facility aims at delivering proton therapy, which... Full article

ProCure Training Centers

An inclined-beam treatment room at the ProCure Training and Development Center
Growth in Proton Therapy Increases Demand for Well-Trained Staff Since opening in 2008, the ProCure Training and Development Center (TDC) in Bloomington, Indiana, has prepared more than 100 health care professionals employed by ProCure Treatments Centers, Inc., to work in the burgeoning field of proton therapy. Demand for well-educated professional staff is high, because of the growing number of centers offering this... Full article

HUPTI treats its 400th patient

The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), the 8th proton facility in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world, has treated its 400th patient. The center is expected to reach full operation later this year, treating approximately 1,500 patients annually. Stan Jackson, an attorney of Aiken, South Carolina, was treated on September 21st:  “I’m ecstatic…”, he says. “I wasn’t the first and I certainly won’t be the last. I hope I’m just the start of a great migration of patients at HUPTI, for a caring treatment of cancer”. Jackson was diagnosed... Full article

Proton system installation begins in Italy

Proton system installation begins in Italy
Installation of a cyclotron, a beam line and three state-of-the-art patient treatment rooms has begun in Trento, Italy, at the Agenzia Provinciale Per la Protonterapie (ATreP). The proton beam system and the first patient treatment room are expected to be ready for commissioning by ATreP staff in Spring 2013. Commissioning is a monthlong process that includes confirming proton beam and dose accuracy, and integrating... Full article

Prague Proton Therapy Center

Prague Proton Therapy Center
The Proton Therapy Center Czech s.r.o.  in Prague is well on its way to begin treating patients in September 2012. When fully operational in 2013, the center will be the first of its size in Central and Eastern Europe. The center is located on the campus of University Hospital na Bulovce. The proton center will have five treatment rooms: three gantry rooms, one fixed-beam room and one eye treatment room. A full range... Full article

New PT center in Seattle

New PT center in Seattle
The construction of  SCCA Proton Therapy in Washington, USA, began in 2011. In March 2012, a brand new cyclotron was installed at the facility. This project results from a partnership between ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). The footprint and silhouette of the center is similar to other ProCure buildings. The cyclotron is 18 feet across and 8 feet tall, but weighs as much... Full article

New PT center in New Jersey

Procure Inclined Beam Room
New ProCure proton therapy center in New Jersey is under construction. The first treatment room of the proton system was completed in record time. Less than one year after its arrival at the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, New Jersey, the installation completed installation of the 220-ton cyclotron, beam line and the first of four state-of-the art treatment rooms. IBA engineers and medical physicists... Full article

Korea’s first Proton Therapy Center

Joo-Young Kim
Doctors at the National Cancer Center (NCC) of Korea are using protons as a realization of the Korean government’s 10-year plan to improve the country’s cancer outcomes.  History In March 2007, the National Cancer Center (NCC) in Ilsan, Korea, treated its first patients. Until then, cancer patients had to travel to Japan for proton therapy treatment, but in 2002, the Health and Welfare Ministry committed to... Full article

Patient milestones at CDH Illinois PT center

Patient milestones at CDH Illinois PT center
A year ago, the CDH Proton Center, a ProCure center located near Chicago in Warrenville, Illinois, treated its first patients, 24 months after construction began. The center has now welcomed its 100th patient. The CDH Proton Center celebrated a milestone in July, completing treatment on its 100th patient since opening last October. “After the celebration, one of the patients said, ‘What are you going to do for the... Full article

Scandinavia’s first dedicated proton therapy center

Scandinavia’s first dedicated proton therapy center
Skandionkliniken,  the first cancer center in Scandinavia dedicated to proton beam treatments, will be be constructed in Uppsala, Sweden, perpetuating the city's rich history in the development of proton beam systems for medical use. The center will consist of a proton-generating cyclotron, three beam lines, two patient treatment rooms, a fixed-beam research room and a dedicated pencil beam scanning nozzle. Adopting an... Full article