Dr. Michael Gillin Receives Professional Achievement Award

At this year’s annual meeting for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Proton Therapy Center’s Dr. Michael Gillin received the Marvin M.D. Williams Professional Achievement Award. This award recognizes an AAPM member for a distinguished career in medical physics with an emphasis on clinical medical physics and is a prestigious award in radiation oncology.…

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Proton Therapy is Now a Standard of Care Under Newest NCCN Guidelines

The newest edition of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines now recognizes proton therapy as a radiation therapy option for head and neck cancer, as well as esophageal cancer treatment. The importance of these guidelines is crucial, as physicians, nurses, insurance payers, patients and their families use these guidelines in the decision-making process during…

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June is National Men’s Health Month

During the week of June 12 through June 18, many celebrations and events will take place around the country to bring awareness to the preventable health problems among men and boys. One way to help is with regular visits to your doctor. Many times, men are reluctant to visit their doctor due to fear, lack…

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30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day

Whether it’s a family member, neighbor, co-worker or yourself, many of us have been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 4, 2017, cancer survivors celebrated the 30th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day. These celebrations around the country included fundraisers, fun runs, costume-theme parties, parades and more. Life after cancer Cancer survivors need continuous support once…

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Patient Story: Saluting Former Military Member Randy Smith

In honor of Memorial Day, we want to salute one of our former proton therapy patients and military member, Randy Smith. He served in the military for 21 years and retired in 2011 from the U.S. Air Force as a Special Operations Instructor Pilot. Although Randy had heard about others getting cancer, it was not…

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Patient Story: Carson Hill, Pediatric Brain Cancer Survivor

It was concerning for Carson Hill’s parents to see him vomiting after each meal. He began to lose weight and became more ill over a months’ time. After numerous tests and visits to the pediatrician and emergency room, 11-year-old Carson was diagnosed with brain cancer. Shortly after, Carson had to undergo two surgeries to help with…

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