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Proton Therapy Research: More About this New Cancer Treatment

The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute provides more than a chance to give patients the best in cancer treatment; it's also a unique opportunity to advance the field of cancer therapeutics through clinical research. Since proton therapy is relatively new, awareness of this cancer treatment is still building. The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is dedicated to promoting its many benefits, and increasing its availability.

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Proton therapy shows clinical promise
July 23, 2014
The theoretical dosimetric advantages of proton therapy are undeniable: a proton beam deposits almost all of its energy at a particular depth, defined by the protons' initial energy, sparing nearby tissues and organs. Now, researchers are also observing favourable clinical outcomes for proton treatments, as evidenced by two newly published studies.

Proton therapy working for cancer patients
July 15, 2014
This study, conducted from 2009 to 2013, tracked a group of patients who were treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma — and found that more than 90 percent were relapse-free after three years, and none had developed any treatment-related toxicity during follow-up care.

Gov. Scott Announces Cancer Funding Proposal At UF Proton Therapy Institute
March 25, 2014
Governor Rick Scott was in Jacksonville on Tuesday touting his proposal to ... Proton therapy allows doctors to focus on the cancer cells while ...

Medical tourism provides big economic boost to Jacksonville economy
March 25, 2014
Estimate is Mayo treats 43,000 medical tourists per year; money would generate more...

Gov. Rick Scott announces increase in cancer research funding in Jacksonville
March 25, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget includes a $30 million increase in cancer-related funding...

Gov. Rick Scott seeks $80 million to fight cancer
March 25, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott visited Jacksonville on Tuesday seeking support for $60 million to fund of existing cancer centers and $20 million more for research grants...

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A public meeting of the Board of Trustees of Uf Health Proton Therapy Institute, Inc. will be held on October 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the River Club located at 1 Independent Drive #3500, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202 to discuss the following items and any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees: (i) Operating Reports (ii) Financial Reports. All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting. Anyone who plans to attend is requested to advise of his or her intention to attend prior to the meeting.