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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

Treatment for salivary cancer didn’t curb man’s passion for travel and food

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Stan Williams is hatching another trip with his wife. This time to New Orleans, Louisiana. Just three months ago, they had explored the gorgeous rainforests and beaches of Belize. And before that, they were strolling the neighborhoods of New York City. “Stephanie wants to go to the French Quarter,” Stan says. “And we’ll take a boat ride down the bayou. I really just like to taste the flavors of the city and back... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 46

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is helping children all over the world fight against aggressive cancer.   Help 10-year-old get cancer treatment in America   Mikey Wells, 10, has been fighting a brain tumor for nearly three years. His family is hoping to raise £10,000 so they can be with him when he goes to America for... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 45

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is helping more and more families win cancer over.   Charlotte is back home after PT abroad Charlotte Watson, a 4-year-old girl from Stanley, UK is back home from seven weeks of pioneering cancer treatment in America funded by the NHS. After she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her right... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 44

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Weekly Web Review – Week 43 Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is achieving new milestones and helping more and more cancer patients fight against their disease. A mom’s struggle against cancer An Australian 31-year-old mother of four young children was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer and told she had a chance of only... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 43

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is covering new clinical indications and is improving the outcomes of breast and pediatric tumors.    Proton APBI for breast cancer : quicker and less costly Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy may benefit breast cancer patients more than whole breast irradiation... Full article

Study looks at value vs. cost in proton and X-ray therapy delivery

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A proof of concept study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows that the episodic cost of care using intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) in advanced-stage head and neck cancer is less than that of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), also known as X-ray or photon therapy. The study, “Defining the Value of Proton Therapy,” published in Oncology Payers, detailed findings concerning... Full article

Weekly Web Review – Week 43

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is achieving new milestones and helping more and more cancer patients fight against their disease.   A mom’s struggle against cancer An Australian 31-year-old mother of four young children was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer and told she had a chance of only two years left to... Full article

Educating others about oral cancer is new mission for cancer survivor

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Mary Prorokovic would like to talk to you about your mouth. Specifically, she would like to know if you are familiar with the symptoms of oral cancer and whether you’ve discussed them with your dentist or primary care physician. And it’s not just you: Mary will talk about oral cancer with anyone who will listen, from salespeople on the phone to friendly faces on the street. It’s that important to her. “I... Full article

Weekly web review

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Check out the latest news about proton therapy :  this week, find out how this state-of-the-art cancer treatment helps saving young people facing the battle of their lives. 5-yearl-old saved by PT Young Logan Green of Arizona was given just days to live, but now looks forward to his first day of kindergarten. Last June, Logan was air-lifted to a hospital after he collapsed and was diagnosed with an aggressive... Full article

Slovakian woman sees life in new light after protons defeat rare sinus tumor

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This is Part 2 of Gabriela’s story. Part 1 is here ! Recently married and in the second year of her career as a skincare sales representative, 31-year-old Gabriela Jágerská was shaken by her doctors’ discovery: A malignant tumor nearly the size of a tennis ball was growing in the sinus area on the right side of her face. Gabriela’s physicians in Bratislava, Slovakia, deemed surgery just too risky. As Gabriela... Full article