News | Proton Therapy | February 01, 2019

University of Oklahoma Cancer Center Begins First Proton Therapy Treatments

Stephenson Cancer Center is one of three locations in the world with Mevion’s S250i system with Hyperscan pencil beam scanning technology

University of Oklahoma Cancer Center Begins First Proton Therapy Treatments

February 1, 2019 — Home to the largest and most comprehensive radiation therapy program in Oklahoma, the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU (The University of Oklahoma) Medicine has commenced proton therapy treatments with the Mevion S250i Proton Therapy System with Hyperscan Pencil Beam Scanning. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017, Hyperscan improves on existing scanning capabilities to deliver conformal fields of therapeutic radiation to tumors faster with more precision.

“We are excited to offer our patients this advanced radiation therapy,” said Terence Herman, M.D., radiation oncologist at the Stephenson Cancer Center. “We provide a full range of treatment options, which ensures patients can stay in Oklahoma to receive the best possible care. Proton therapy is yet another important tool we can use in the fight against cancer, and the Mevion Hyperscan system provides a level of precision that far exceeds that of earlier, non-focused proton treatment techniques.”

As part of OU Medicine’s National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, the single-room compact proton system is embedded directly into the radiation oncology department. This efficient approach enables the cancer center to share existing resources and give patients access to OU Medicine’s robust collection of cancer-fighting therapies under one roof.

OU Medicine anticipates using the new system to treat brain tumors, select head-and-neck tumors, abdominal tumors such as pancreatic cancer, some rare neural tumors, localized prostate cancer and essentially all tumors in pediatric patients. Several research projects are planned as well.

For more information: www.mevion.com

Related Content

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation
News | Proton Therapy | May 23, 2019
Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of...
Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carrie Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Henry Ford Hospital's ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res
Varian Acquiring Cancer Treatment Services International
News | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
Varian Medical Systems announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire India’s Cancer Treatment...
Videos | Radiation Therapy | May 21, 2019
This is a walk through of the ViewRay MRIdian MRI-guided radiotherapy system installed at ...
Partial Breast Irradiation Effective, Convenient Treatment Option for Low-Risk Breast Cancer
News | Radiation Therapy | May 20, 2019
Partial breast irradiation produces similar long-term survival rates and risk for recurrence compared with whole breast...
New Method Improves Ability to Measure and Maximize Radiation Therapy Dose
News | Radiation Therapy | May 14, 2019
Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime....
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019
At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-fi
Radiotherapy After Chemo May Improve Survival in Advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | May 10, 2019
Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy...
IBA Partnering to Develop Advanced Digital Proton Therapy Technologies in Belgium
News | Proton Therapy | May 10, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced a research agreement with Skandionkliniken, Université Catholique de Louvain...