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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:...

2013-10-23 08:30:38

Proton beam therapy does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal cancers. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the U.S. rose 33% since 2010, according to a study released by the Pediatric Proton Foundation (PPF) and the National Association for Proton...

2013-09-25 20:22:26

RENO, Nev. and TAHOE, Nev., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress and next steps to develop lower-cost proton cancer therapy was the topic of discussion at an international initiative meeting on Friday, September 20th, 2013. Moataz Karmalawy, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager Worldwide Particle Therapy for Varian Medical Systems (http://www.varian.com/us/oncology/treatments/treatment_techniques/proton_therapy/) shared that proton therapy, in addition to its current...

2013-08-07 08:30:05

Calls on Doctors to Fully Inform Patients WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) confirms the need for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients to be certain that their doctors explain all of their treatment options, including proton therapy," says Leonard Arzt, Executive Director of the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT). The report, "Higher Use of Costly Prostate Cancer Treatment by Providers Who Self...

2012-10-25 07:31:58

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Advanced Particle Therapy LLC (APT) and its Special Purpose Company, Georgia Proton Treatment Center, LLC today announced that they have signed an agreement by which Varian will provide its ProBeam system for the Georgia Proton Treatment Center, slated to be built in midtown Atlanta. The Center will be operated by Emory Healthcare. The supply agreement, valued at $83 million, covers technology...

2012-07-09 10:23:39

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center, seeking to broaden an already robust array of radiation oncology treatments it offers to patients, potentially could play a key role in operating a state-of-the-art proton therapy center for North Texas being planned and funded by San Diego-based Advanced Particle Therapy (APT). The plan, announced today, is subject to the approval of the UT System Board of Regents. Under the terms of a letter of intent, the...

2012-05-09 02:26:49

SEOUL, Korea, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase a new user interface for the company's ProBeam(TM) proton therapy system at the upcoming annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 51) here, May 14-19. The new interface streamlines the steps for imaging, positioning and treating patients with image-guided intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT). The new user interface for Varian's ProBeam system is based on technology that...

2012-02-16 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has booked an order to equip a new two-room proton therapy center at the PTC St. Petersburg Center of Nuclear Medicine of the International Institute of Biological Systems in Russia. The equipment order was placed by Owen Kane Oncology Equipment, Inc. in New York which is supplying the system to the center in St. Petersburg. Under the purchase agreement Varian will equip the new...