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Proton clinicians are setting sights on Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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Lymphomas are the new targets for protons. Primarily preferred for treating solid mass tumors, protons are now being viewed as a prudent type of radiation for treating Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. About 9,000 Americans are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma every year. And more than 65,ooo Americans are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma annually. According to Brad Hoppe, M.D., M.P.H, a radiation oncologist at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, the combination of chemotherapy and conventional radiation has dramatically increased survivorship for lymphoma patients. “People go on to live for decades,” he says. “And then we see late complications from their treatment, such as secondary cancers and cardiac complications that end their... Full article

National Proton Conference 2013: “Improving Cancer Treatment Outcomes With Proton Therapy”

The National Proton Conference (NPC) will be held on February 11-14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. It will be lead by prominent physicians and proton community leaders from National Cancer Institute, United Healthcare and Proton Centers, focusing on improving cancer treatment outcomes with proton therapy”. In response to the growing demand for leading-edge cancer treatment and recent investments in new clinical facilities, the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) announces its first annual plenary conference, co-sponsored by the Proton Therapy Consortium. “The meeting will... Full article

Proton Therapy Today just gone live !

Discover “Proton Therapy Today”, the new online magazine which gathers serious, trustworthy stories and information about proton therapy. Proton therapy is the most advanced form of cancer radiation therapy, which needs to be made accessible for even more people. This website aims at telling the stories of cancer patients worldwide and of the people working everyday to help them, so that their daily efforts may be passed on and set as examples. Please share any information you find on this platform, as the published contents are intended to be shared as much as possible! Full article

Professional Sameer Keole identifies standout published papers on PT

Sameer Keole
As with all emerging technologies, the publication of peer-reviewed research papers supporting the validity and effectiveness of proton therapy began modestly. An online search of the literature revealed 818 citations in 1990. However, this is changing: By 2000, the list had grown to 2,496 studies and by 2010, to 6,200 studies. Some proton therapy experts were asked to identify a recently published paper of noteworthy... Full article

Professional Torunn Yock identifies standout published papers on Proton Therapy

Torunn Yock
As with all emerging technologies, the publication of peer-reviewed research papers supporting the validity and effectiveness of proton therapy began modestly. An online search of the literature revealed 818 citations in 1990. However, this is changing: By 2000, the list had grown to 2,496 studies and by 2010, to 6,200 studies. Some proton therapy experts were asked to identify a recently published paper of noteworthy... Full article

Professional Jacob B. Flanz identifies standout published papers on Proton Therapy

Jay Flanz
As with all emerging technologies, the publication of peer-reviewed research papers supporting the validity and effectiveness of proton therapy began modestly. An online search of the literature revealed 818 citations in 1990. However, this is changing: By 2000, the list had grown to 2,496 studies and by 2010, to 6,200 studies. Some proton therapy experts were asked to identify a recently published paper of noteworthy... Full article

A look forward to PTCOG 51 in Seoul, South Korea.

A look forward to PTCOG 51 in Seoul, South Korea.
Next May, proton therapy professionals from around the world will gather in Seoul, South Korea, for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG). PTCOG is a group of professionals that is advancing proton, light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy. Members meet annually to share the most current science of particle therapy and promote clinical understanding and collaboration. The... Full article

IBA, PT world market leader, shares knowledge at conference

Professionals who attended the Planning, Building and Operating Successful Proton Therapy Centers conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in February, received key learning from leaders at the company that has developed and equipped more proton therapy centers than any other. Yves Jongen, IBA Founder  (Ion Beam Applications) and Chief Research Officer delivered presentations outlining the challenges and rewards inherent in shepherding a proton therapy center project from ground breaking to treating patients. Jongen’s presentation detailed development of proton therapy... Full article