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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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Lead Letter: Thanks for University of Florida's Proton Center
December 4, 2014
I would like to thank everyone at the University of Florida Proton Center in Jacksonville who was involved with my husband's care during the last two months. Thank you for giving Dan a few more walks on the beach, a few more visits with the grandkids. The Proton Center gave us hope and our best chance for a cure.

Families form special bond
November 26, 2014
On Thanksgiving Day, 7-year-old Oliver Crowson, his parents, three siblings and grandmother will be six hours away from their Marietta, Ga. home. ...They will celebrate blessings they did not appreciate quite so much three months ago.

Patients, families at Jacksonville's hospitality houses bond during treatment
November 24, 2014
When June Levin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in March and told she would need a bone marrow transplant, she worried most about losing her long hair and falling behind in graduate school. ... "That became not important. Other patients' chemotherapy was not working anymore." She said. "It's all perspective."

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute provides precise cancer treatment
November 20, 2014
Jacksonville is home to one of the more unique cancer treatment facilities in the country.

Kimberly Ely Todd named 2014 Health Care Hero
November 7, 2014
As a Certified Child Life Specialist at the University of Florida Proton Institute, Kimberly Ely Todd helps children deal with the emotional impact of everything from illness to hospitalization.

Couple renews vows in Halloween fashion
October 31, 2014
October 31st may be Halloween, but it is also the second wedding anniversary for Mark and Kerry Kelso. Six months after the couple from the United Kingdom exchanged vows, a mass was found in Mark's brain.

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UF Health Proton Therapy Institute History

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UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Fact Sheet

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A public meeting of the Board of Trustees of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, Inc. will be held on February 11, 2015 at 1 p.m. at 2015 N. Jefferson St., Jacksonville, Florida, 32206 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.