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Keeping a Promise: Creating a Network of Cancer Treatment Advocates

Proton BOB
Fifteen years ago, Bob Marckini watched his older brother enter the hospital for prostate surgery a healthy, tall, and physically fit man, and emerge hours later a completely different person. He had tubes, drains and catheters seemingly everywhere and his face was gray.   “I was with him in the recovery room and what I saw there is still etched in my mind today,” recalled Marckini. “It was then I made a promise to myself that if I was ever diagnosed with prostate cancer, I would find less barbaric options.” Three years later, Marckini was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His doctor offered limited options, so he turned to the internet to find treatment alternatives. “I was a senior officer in a Fortune 500 company and I approached the research the same way I would my... Full article