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Little girl brightens Christmas for family and schoolmates three years after proton treatments

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[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth Christmas in as many years we have written about Georgia Halliwell-Paget, a 6-year-old girl now living in the U.K. She received proton beam treatments during Christmas 2012.]   An enormous stuffed snow leopard, a gift from Father Christmas last year, reclines nobly at the foot of Georgia Halliwell-Paget’s bed. The cuddly beast is one of many protectors of the slight 6-year-old girl with the buoyant smile, who is reveling in her cancer-free life in Britain’s Shropshire County. This Christmas, Georgia is wishing for a stuffed giraffe she spied at the local department store. Not surprisingly, it’s as colossal as the snow leopard and, if Father Christmas is so inclined, will tower over Georgia’s tiny frame. But Georgia finds... Full article

ENDURANCE ATHLETES COACHED BY VITAL VOICE

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Thousands of miles from his Austin, Texas, home, endurance athletes coached by Bill Earthman are training for grueling, day-long tests of strength and stamina like no other: the Ironman Triathlon.   Bill’s athletes live and train in the U.S., the U.K., South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Australia. And they may travel to nearly every continent of the world to compete in Ironman Triathlon series events.  ... Full article

AFTER PROTONS, NYC WOMAN IS READY TO GRADUATE, START HER CAREER

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Radio is Chanelle Scott’s first love.   Radio moves her body to hip-hop, neo-soul and EDM. And radio challenges her heart and head through discussions about the most pressing social issues of the day. Like race. And poverty. And living-wage jobs.   For a lifelong New Yorker like Chanelle, no one brings radio alive like local journalist Lisa Evers. A general assignment report for the Fox News... Full article

PROTONS GETTING HIGH MARKS FOR TREATING GI CANCERS

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  Harmful spillover radiation to the bowels, stomach and liver has soured many cancer physicians on using conventional radiation concurrently with chemotherapy or surgery for treating gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.   But the lesser side effects of highly targeted proton radiation may dramatically change the negative perceptions about using radiation for GI cancers.   “Conventional... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 18

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is reuniting families and giving hope to patients fighting against their disease.   Cancer all clear for teenage girl after PT in US   Kayti Spargo, 16, was diagnosed in September with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer behind her nose. After undergoing proton therapy treatment in the US, her... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 17

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping children and teenagers fight against cancer, and raising awareness and generosity in families, friends and even total strangers.  Severely-ill toddler on the road to recovery after PT   2-year-old Freya Bevan, who was diagnosed with a Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) in her brain last... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 16

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is saving teens from their illness and is helping reunite families from all over the world.   What changed after cancer treatment   Sabrina Dominguez is a Senior at Silva Health Magnet High School in El Paso, Texas, USA. In the fall of 2013, she was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called... Full article

Kids were huge motivator for teacher, young mother during cancer treatments

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Julia Rosenberger has always been a teacher of some sort or another. As a swim teacher, a gymnastics coach and even as a teenage babysitter, she worked with young kids and had a passion for helping them learn.Inspired by her father, a career teacher and administrator, and by the excellent teachers she had in elementary school and high school, the 34-year-old resident of Holland, Pennsylvania, now teaches second... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 14

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment is helping kids from all over the world making plans for the future.   Grad student with cancer takes problem-solving approach Graduate student Steven Keating has taken a problem-solving approach to his astrocytoma brain tumor. In the picture, he is holding a printed-3D copy of his tumor, which he printed... Full article

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation

Protons prove to be only hope for New York woman fighting late-effect cancer from photon radiation
2015 is a new year for Mary Lanuti. A new year to appreciate the blessings of good health, once again. For 13 years, Mary had lived cancer free, tending to the home and family she loves. But an occasional side effect of the conventional radiation used to successfully treat Mary’s rectal cancer back in 2000 finally caught up to her. And Mary was shocked to find she had cancer once again. “They said it was a... Full article

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... Full article
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