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.

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 $...
IBA, Proteus One, compact proton therapy system, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center
News | Proton Therapy | July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 — Teams at the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, have achieved high levels of...
RaySearch, RayStation, Texas Center for Proton Therapy, treatment planning
News | Radiation Oncology | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - The Texas Center for Proton Therapy announced it has selected RayStation from RaySearch Laboratories as...
IBA, Proton Partners International, Proteus One, United Kingdom
News | Molecular Imaging | July 06, 2015
July 6, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) has signed three separate binding term sheets with Proton Partners...
Mevion, S250, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals, UH, proton therapy
News | Molecular Imaging | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Mevion Medical Systems announced delivery of the superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator for its...
proton therapy, Proton Therapy Center Czech, Europe, growing, PACS

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News | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - The continuing exploration of the benefits of proton therapy is inspiring a growing and massive...
IBA, Philips India, Apollo Proton Therapy Center, first in India
News | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Royal Philips announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to...
Hitachi, Probeat, Johns Hopkins, Sibley Memorial, proton beam therapy
News | June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 - Hitachi Ltd. announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine has selected Hitachi to provide its proton beam...