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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The state's first proton-therapy center will open today in East Harlem, more than a decade after some of the city's largest health care institutions began planning it. The New York Proton Center, which cost $300 million to build, will start patient consultations later this month, with cancer treatments expected to begin in July, said Dr. Charles Simone, the center's chief medical officer. The 140,000-square-foot facility on East 126th Street between Third and Second avenues is the result of a partnership between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System and Mount Sinai Health System. ProHealth Proton Management, an affiliate of Lake Success–based medical group ProHealth, will manage the site. The center's radiation therapy will use protons, which can be more precisely targeted to treat solid tumors in sensitive areas than traditional photon radiation therapy, which is more likely to damage healthy tissue. "With proton therapy, the … [Read more...] about Proton center set to open in East Harlem
Nearly a decade in the making, New York City is set to get a new radiation treatment center that uses proton beams to treat cancerous tumors. Called the New York Proton Center, it is a for-profit partnership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System and Mount Sinai Health System, managed by the ProHEALTH company. Financing for the center was provided in part by the hospitals. It... … [Read more...] about New York’s First Proton Therapy Center to Open in July
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?
One of South Florida’s liveliest breast and ovarian cancer fundraisers — Rock N Run — has announced that Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, will serve as its 2018 presenting sponsor. “We are thrilled to have one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities as our presenting sponsor this year,” said Amy Hollub, founder of Rock N Run. “By working together with the Miami Cancer Institute, we help increase awareness of breast and ovarian cancers, and raise funds for lifesaving research.” Rock N Run was created as a way for Hollub to give back to the community that supported and encouraged her during her own battle with ovarian cancer in 2009. Established in 2013 by Amy, her family and friends Meredith and Carlos Wolf, Rock N Run is an annual walk/run and dance fest that raises funds for organizations that help those living with breast and ovarian cancers. “We’re delighted to serve as presenting … [Read more...] about Miami Cancer Institute to serve as presenting sponsor of Rock N Run