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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A Brief History of Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is the most technologically advanced method to deliver radiation treatment to cancerous tumors available today. The study of protons can be dated back to the early 1900s. Research conducted by a man named Ernest Rutherford resulted in a nuclear reaction that led to the first ‘splitting’ of the atom, where protons were first […]

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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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Proton Therapy Safer Per Stanford Study

Proton Therapy reduces the risk of a second cancer diagnosis by 69% versus other forms of radiation treatment according to a paper recently released by a team from Stanford University. The study looked at 450,373 patients in the National Cancer Database who received either 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), or […]

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Groundbreaking Study Shows Proton Therapy A Better Cancer Treatment Option

A study recently published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association shows clear evidence that proton therapy is a superior treatment option to other forms of radiation treatment for certain cancers. 1,483 cancer patients treated concurrently with radiation, either proton therapy or conventional X-Rays, in conjunction with chemotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania […]

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