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Study finds proton therapy to be associated with superior outcomes vs IMRT for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients

A recent study comparing the outcomes of proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a type of traditional radiation treatment, for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) found protons to be associated with superior outcomes. This study is the first and largest to compare the detailed oncologic outcomes of proton therapy and IMRT for HNSCC patients, […]

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Every Survival is a Story

Oklahoma Proton Center’s Medical Director, Dr. John Chang, was featured as part of the cover story in FitCity Magazine along with Sarah McLean, director of Project31. In the story, Dr. Chang stresses the importance of routine screening, getting mammograms regularly, and scheduling exams with your physician. “Breast cancer is the #1 diagnosed cancer in women,” […]

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Proton Therapy Shown to Increase Survival and Reduce Side Effects

Proton Therapy showed increased survival and a low incidence of severe side effects when used to treat patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer, according to a recent study published in the Medical Journal Thoracic Cancer.1 The study looked at patients treated between 2007 and 2018 at the University of Tsukuba Hospital in Japan. Proton […]

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Keep Your Quality of Life with Cancer Treatments from Oklahoma Proton Center

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that suits many types of cancers and tumor types. If a physician recommends radiation therapy as part of a patient’s cancer treatment, proton therapy is likely an option. Protons have a unique physical property that allows radiation oncologists to precisely target a patient’s cancer and stops […]

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Fighting Cancer by Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Getting the proper screenings and checkups is one of the first steps in the fight against cancer. Screenings increase the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. Fighting cancer begins with living a healthier lifestyle and that means getting the proper screenings and checkups we need. David Raubach, […]

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Proton Fight Club: A National Awareness Campaign for Proton Therapy

This year more than 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 1% of those diagnosed will be treated with proton therapy. Proton therapy is the most advanced form of radiation therapy in the world today. Unfortunately, it is only utilized by a small percentage of people diagnosed because of the lack of awareness […]

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Proton Therapy Program Delivers on its Promise

Five years after treating its first patient, Mayo Clinic is considering expansion.  The “extremely controversial” $188 million program has delivered on its promise. Now, proponents are looking to build a second center in Rochester. Jennifer Vyse, of Appleton, Wis., rings a bell signifying the end of her proton beam radiation treatment for nasal cancer Tuesday, […]

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Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. The trial, which looked at more than 200 patients, found that patients treated with proton therapy had fewer mini-strokes and fewer heart attacks versus those treated with other forms of radiation such […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Through a Pandemic

Oklahoma Proton Center Offering Free Lung Screening in November Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer amongst men and women in the United States and is by far the leading cause of cancer-related death. “It’s a difficult disease, with potentially difficult outcomes,” says David Raubach, Chief Development Officer at Oklahoma Proton Center. “But, it […]

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