A consortium of New York City’s leading cancer care providers are coming together to launch the New York Proton Center—a $300 million, 140,000-square-foot facility in East Harlem. Combining the clinical excellence of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, and Mount Sinai Health System with proton beam technology available at only a few other centers in the world, the New York Proton Center will be a valuable resource for patients in the New York metro region and a beacon of top-quality cancer treatment in the U.S. The center begins treating patients in July and expects to treat about 1,400 patients annually. Proton therapy is an ultra-precise form of radiation therapy that can spare patients the side effects resulting from traditional radiation by minimizing damage to surrounding normal tissues and organs. It has been shown to be highly effective in treating a range of cancers. … [Read more...] about NY State’s first proton therapy center to open in East Harlem
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Oklahoma City's ProCure Proton Therapy Center will go on the auction block Thursday as one of two interested bidders seek to take over the financially troubled cancer treatment facility. Oklahoma ProCure Management filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a month ago. After the auction, a Delaware judge is scheduled to confirm the sale at a hearing... When you subscribe for $0.99, you get full digital access to: 1) Unlock ALL exclusive articles from The Oklahoman. 2) Customize all 15 topics with NewsOK Pro. 3) An ad-FREE reading experience on NewsOK. 4) The Oklahoman for iOS and Android apps, Print Replica, Archives and Oklahoman.com. Get full-digital access.* Already a subscriber? Activate or log in with your Oklahoman or NewsOK Pro account. * Take advantage of this special introductory rate at $0.99 and get full digital access to The Oklahoman and NewsOK Pro. Renewal price after 1 month is $9.99. … [Read more...] about ProCure proton therapy center in bankruptcy, will sell
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite problems at several proton centers across the country, St. Louis medical organizations are planning to increase their use of the cancer-treating procedure. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital plans to open a second proton therapy center in 2020, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis expects to open its own proton center two years later, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Proton therapy zap cancerous cells with precise beams of radiation while sparing surrounding tissue. Unlike traditional X-rays, the proton beams stop at the tumor instead of traveling through the body. The new $32 million proton system planned at Barnes-Jewish Hospital will provide "pencil-beam" precision to target tumors, said Dr. Jeffrey Bradley, director of Siteman's S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center. It will be built next to a $20 million machine, which opened in late 2013, that uses magnets to scatter proton beams across a tumor. Siteman has treated about 800 patients with the … [Read more...] about St. Louis medical organizations plan more proton therapy
Radiation oncologist Dr. Lane Rosen is a big believer in proton therapy—even if not everyone else in Louisiana’s medical community shares his view, Business Report details in its latest issue. Over the past four years, Rosen has treated patients with the technology at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, witnessing, he says, its success firsthand. Proton therapy is an advanced treatment for certain cancers that uses beams of protons to deliver radiation directly to tumors, destroying cancer cells while sparing healthy tissues. In 2017, plans for Baton Rouge and New Orleans proton therapy centers began to take shape, touted by Gov. John Bel Edwards and local leaders, with little mention of the center already running in Shreveport. The planned $85 million Louisiana ProtonCare Center in Baton Rouge was among the biggest economic development announcements for the capital area last year. But a degree of controversy and a few challenges followed the … [Read more...] about Is the planned Baton Rouge proton therapy center worth the cost?
SPLIT DECISION: While Gov. John Bel Edwards supports a proton therapy center in Baton Rouge, his health secretary, Dr. Rebekah Gee, right, does not, saying the cost of such treatment is too high with “little evidence” that it’s effective. (Photo by The Associated Press) Radiation oncologist Dr. Lane Rosen is a big believer in proton therapy—even if not everyone else in Louisiana’s medical community shares his view. Over the past four years, Rosen has treated patients with the technology at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, witnessing its success firsthand, he says. Proton therapy is an advanced treatment for certain cancers that uses beams of protons to deliver radiation directly to tumors, destroying cancer cells while sparing healthy tissues. “We’re very happy with it,” he says. “We’ve seen an extremely high patient satisfaction rate and a dramatic reduction in side effects. It’s proven. And for select … [Read more...] about Are proton therapy centers worth the cost?