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150708 - Weekly Web Review - Week 28
Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is gaining ground and saving more and more lives worldwide.   SISTER RAISES CASH TO SEND LITTLE BROTHER FOR PT 2-year-old Noah went to America for proton beam therapy after his 26-year-old sister Jade raised nearly £3,000 on a GoFundMe page to help fund the trip.     Noah was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma when he was just 16 months old. He was immediately started on chemotherapy and underwent major surgery in February of this year to remove as much of his tumor as possible. With Noah needing 31 sessions of PT to target the remaining cancerous cells, the family were daunted by the cost of travelling and living in Oklahoma... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Brain cancer survivor becomes baking entrepreneur

Rebecca has opened her own bakery after she survived brain cancer
Rebecca Ray, a Jacksonville teenager, used her love of baking to get through her battle against brain cancer. From a simple distraction, it turned into a sweet and savory new business. After Rebecca was diagnosed with cancer, she found her sanctuary in the kitchen. Her cake-baking began during her time at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. After 15 weeks of chemotherapy, numerous rounds of proton therapy and surgeries, she... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Breast Cancer Patient Finds A New Way To Fight

Anastasia Berkheimer, a San Diego woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time found a new way of fighting the disease. So far, so good : she is now cancer free. Anastasia beat cancer the first time with radiation, but it was painful. She went to her doctor, who told her she got second to third degree burns during her treatment. "I thought I was fine but then one test turned out to be not good." It... Full article

Cone Beam CT research under way

NCC Korea is helping advance the use of Cone Beam computed tomography (CT) to help more precisely position the proton beam for optimal effectiveness. “Cone Beam CT will allow us to have 3-D patient imaging so we can calculate the proton beam very accurately,” says Se Byeong Lee, Ph.D., chief medical physicist, National Cancer Center of Korea (NCC). The benefits of 3-D imaging include more detailed information on beam alignment, the ability to respond to patient anatomical changes and the ability to re-plan beam arrangements. Currently, NCC is using 2-D X-ray technology to... Full article