Archive for April 2017

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center Clinically Implements MR Simulation

The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center announces a milestone for radiation oncology The Proton Therapy Center has clinically implemented its first 1.5T MR for magnetic resonance simulations. On April 12 after 9 months of preparation and planning, we were able to conduct the first MR simulation on one of Dr. Caroline Chung’s patient who is…

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Meet our Child Life Specialist, Laura Wiedemann

After learning from her aunt and a close family friend about what a child life specialist does at age 14, Laura Wiedeman was immediately drawn to helping hospitalized patients. Laura grew up in Northeast Texas. She attended the University of Arkansas and obtained her master’s degree in Child Life from Texas State University. At the…

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Meet our Dedicated Radiation Therapist, Danna Fullen

  Danna Fullen, a native Texan, has been part of the MD Anderson family since 1994. At our Proton Therapy Center, she is responsible for administering a therapeutic dose of radiation to our patients or like she calls it “kick cancer’s butt.” She has become one of the most beloved radiation therapists bringing comfort and…

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Dr. James Cox Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

This year at the National Proton Conference 2017 held in March, Dr. James Cox M.D., who opened the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center in 2006, was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the advancements in the field of proton therapy. About Dr. Cox Dr. Cox received his medical degree from the University…

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