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Latest Pediatric Proton Foundation Stories

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...

2013-01-15 23:00:03

Dr. McMullen serves as the Medical Director and a Radiation Oncologist for Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center in Bloomington, Indiana Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 The Pediatric Proton Foundation today announced that Dr. Kevin McMullen was appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 2, 2013. This appointment will bring the total number of board members to eight until the Foundation´s next Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with the...

2012-09-19 23:02:58

Brain cancer continues to be the main tumor target for proton therapy - an advanced form of radiation treatment according to the National Association for Proton Therapy and the Pediatric Proton Foundation. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A total of 613 children and adolescents were treated at the nation's nine proton therapy centers in 2011, amounting to a 32 percent increase over 2010 cases, according to a new survey, presented recently at the Children's Oncology Group (COG)...