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WEB REVIEW – PT center in the UK

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The plans for a new £125m cutting-edge proton therapy center at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK have been unveiled. It will be the first of the country, and is expected to open in 2018. Currently,  anyone seeking proton therapy on the NHS has to travel abroad to access it. The therapy is designed to limit side effects on patients, particularly children. It is hoped the center will allow more people than ever before to access the treatment. The proton beam therapy unit will be built at the hospital’s Withington site under proposals submitted to Manchester council this week. Christie’s planning application reveals it would build a five-story center able of treating up to 750 people using high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. This is part of the Christie’s... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Adrian, 12, launches £10k appeal for PT in the US

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Adrian Secareanu, 12 years old, has been diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma, a tumor located in his neck and jaw. He needs to raise £10,000 to support treatment for a rare form of cancer in the US. Following several operations to remove the tumor, Adrian is due to travel to Florida for proton therapy to stop it returning in a more aggressive form. He is expected to spend at least three months in the US. He will... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Battling breast cancer with protons

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A 71-year-old Califorian is the first breast cancer patient to receive treatment with proton therapy at the recently opened Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which is one of the 15 operational proton centers in the USA. Anastasia C. Berkheimer chose to have proton radiation because of its precision compared to traditional X-rays. A report published in 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who... Full article

WEB REVIEW – 150th prostate cancer patient at Procure Proton Therapy Center in New Jersey

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The ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, New Jersey announced that 150 prostate cancer patients have successfully completed their proton therapy treatment. Since Procure opened the New Jersey facility in March 2012, physicians have noted that a majority of prostate patients have learned about proton therapy through family, friends and independent research rather than via their primary physicians and urologists.... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Joe Landry, prostate cancer survivor

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When Joe Landry’s younger brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his time and attention turned to helping his brother find the best care and treatment for the cancer. His research and resourcefulness paid off, as Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year later. Joe, a retiree, had spent 37 years with an oil and gas company and, with the exception of periodic bouts with prostatitis and kidney stones, he’d... Full article