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2009-02-26 12:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems announced today the successful operation of the world's highest field, high energy cyclotron magnet. Still River's magnet is the key technical element for reducing the size and cost of the particle accelerator that will deliver proton therapy at a number of hospitals beginning with the first installation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri this fall. "The last six months have been very exciting," said Marc...

2008-05-12 12:00:46

The first piece of the 220-ton cyclotron has arrived in Oklahoma City from Belgium to be installed at the Oklahoma ProCure Treatment Center, which will begin treating cancer patients in summer 2009. Officials involved with the center celebrated the equipment's arrival on Monday. William C. Goad, M.D., a radiation oncologist with Radiation Medicine Associates, said the cyclotron's arrival brings him one step closer to treating patients with proton therapy. Proton therapy is an...

2007-05-16 12:00:43

Doctors at the National Cancer Center (NCC) of Korea are now employing proton beams in their war against cancer using a newly installed $38 million proton therapy system from IBA. The first patient at the $51 million NCC Proton Therapy Center was treated for prostate cancer. More than 900 patients a year are expected to be treated at the proton therapy center for breast cancer, pediatric cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer and prostate cancer. The only facility of its kind...


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