Latest Particle therapy Stories

2014-06-16 16:25:31

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has entered into a series of agreements whereby JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. will assume $45 million of Varian's approximately $115 million loan commitment to fund the development, construction and initial operations of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego. Under the agreements, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. purchased $38.1 million of Varian's outstanding loans and is obligated...

2014-06-11 16:26:49

Varian co-sponsoring seminar on treating cancer with Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy at the Shanghai International Convention Center this week SHANGHAI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, is introducing the ProBeam(®) Compact proton therapy system at the annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 53) here this week. The new compact, single-room system is designed to...

2014-03-31 12:28:24

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. proton community, consisting of 14 operating centers across the country as well as those currently in development, today released a model insurance coverage policy for treating patients with proton beam therapy. The policy, endorsed by the Proton Therapy Consortium, and the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group-North America (PTCOG-NA), identifies types of cancers and other diseases for which proton therapy is appropriate...

2014-02-19 23:02:35

This is the developer’s first of four cutting-edge proton therapy centers to open. San Diego (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC. (APT) celebrated the grand opening of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, Calif. today. The $220 million, state-of-the-art facility has already begun treating cancer patients with the most advanced form of radiation therapy available – proton therapy. Proton therapy uses accelerated particles (protons) to precisely treat...

2014-02-19 16:23:48

Most accurate form of proton therapy lets doctors 'paint' radiation onto tumors SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Until recently, cancer patients looking for the most precise form of proton radiation therapy - "pencil-beam scanning" - had to narrow their search to about a half dozen centers in the United States that offer this treatment on a limited basis. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'