Proton Therapy

Proton therapy, or proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. At a high energy, the positively charged particles can destroy cancer cells.

Hitachi, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center
News | Proton Therapy | December 17, 2015
December 17, 2015 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened the St. Jude Red Frog...
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News | Proton Therapy | December 07, 2015
November 7, 2015 —As the nation prepares to honor its military this Veteran’s Day, physician-scientists at Loma Linda...
Texas Center for Proton Therapy Now Treating Patients
News | Radiation Oncology | November 23, 2015
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that the newly opened Texas Center for Proton Therapy is now treating cancer...
Mevion S250mx, Los Angeles Proton Center, three-room proton therapy system

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News | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015 – Mevion Medical Systems is announcing the Los Angeles Proton Center is building a three-room Mevion...
gold nanoparticles, GNP, radiation therapy boost, AAPM, Medical Physics
News | Radiation Therapy | November 03, 2015
November 3, 2015 — Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) can increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy by killing blood...
Ackerman Cancer Center, second Mevion S250 proton therapy system, Hyperscan, pencil beam scanning technology

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News | Proton Therapy | October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015 — Mevion Medical Systems announced that Ackerman Cancer Center (ACC) in Jacksonville, Florida, will...
Penn Medicine, IBA upgrades, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, PBS, CBCT
News | Proton Therapy | October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015 — IBA announced that longtime customer and research partner Penn Medicine has upgraded the equipment...
ASTRO 2015, Penn Medicine, Roberts Proton Therapy Center, clinical studies

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News | Proton Therapy | October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015 — New data from clinical trials conducted at Penn Medicine’s Robert Proton Therapy Center demonstrate...
IBA, Proteus One, compact proton therapy system, first cone beam CT-supported treatment, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center

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News | Proton Therapy | October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015 — IBA announced that a breast cancer patient at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has received the first U...
IBA, pencil beam scanning technology, Korean National Cancer Center

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News | Proton Therapy | October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015 — IBA announced that Korea’s National Cancer Center (NCC) has recently installed and deployed its...
Siemens, ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy systems and software, Biograph RT Pro, PET/CT, syngo.via

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Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015 — In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable radiation therapy (RT)...
Orfit Industries, HP Pro Solution, proton therapy immobilization system, ASTRO 2015, CE Mark, FDA clearance

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Technology | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015 — Orfit Industries introduced and demonstrated its HP Pro Solution, an innovative, comprehensive and...
News | Proton Therapy | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) announced that it has signed a contract with the company INVAP for...
Protom International, Radiance 330, proton therapy system, MGH, Massachusetts General Hospital, installation

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News | Proton Therapy | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — ProTom International announced its accelerated focus on the installation of its Radiance 330 ...
Hitachi, Probeat-V, proton beam therapy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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News | Proton Therapy | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — Hitachi Ltd. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...
Feature | Proton Therapy | September 09, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis
The current state of proton therapy can be assessed fairly quickly by looking at a map: At the end of 2014, there were...
Mevion's proton therapy system.

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Feature | Radiation Therapy | September 09, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane
The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer has been in existence for over a century, tracing back to the early days...
SAHMRI, proton therapy unit, South Australia, first in Southern Hemisphere
News | Proton Therapy | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — Significant national and international momentum is building to include a proton therapy unit as...
Mevion S250, proton therapy
News | Radiation Therapy | August 24, 2015
On April 30, 2015, a major milestone was reached at Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Fla., when the first...
Mevion Medical Systems, joint venture, China, S250, proton therapy centers
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2015
August 6, 2015 — Mevion Medical Systems announced today that it has entered into an investment agreement where up to $...