Latest Proton Beam Therapy Stories

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

2012-02-21 00:20:02

Memphis, Tennessee, Feb 21, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Ltd. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to provide its proton beam therapy (PBT) system. This next-generation technology has spot scanning capability for treating certain forms of cancer. The agreement includes PBT system maintenance for 10 years following completion of the systems' installation.The system will be installed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in...

2006-08-17 09:41:16

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with liver tumors called hepatocellular carcinomas and who have few other treatment options are likely to benefit from proton beam radiation therapy, Japanese researchers report in the journal Cancer. Lead investigator Dr. Masaharu Hata told Reuters Health: "Proton beam therapy was given safely and effectively to a wide spectrum of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma." Hata and colleagues at the University of Tsukuba took a...

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