Executive Director Message - August 2021

With 15 years of experience, we continue to build on our expertise, excellence and high-quality standards that will continue to lead to new discoveries and improve cancer treatment for patients.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Commemorates Its 15-Year Anniversary

This month marks the 15th anniversary of treatment at the region’s first proton therapy facility – the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville.

ACR Accreditation, Florida Cancer Center of Excellence Designation Both Renewed in 2021

For the third consecutive time, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute has earned two prestigious distinctions for quality care and patient safety.

Patient Survey Affirms Excellence

Results of a recent patient survey indicates positive results with 98% of patients saying they would recommend the institute to someone they know who needs treatment and 99% saying they are satisfied with the treatments they received. 

Add Your Review on Google

Help us continue our mission to give more patients the ability to live life to the fullest! Take a moment to leave a short review of your experience at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

$100,000 Grant to Advance Breast Cancer Treatment Setup and Delivery

The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to study the best method to improve breast radiotherapy setup and delivery using mixed-reality visualization (MixR).

Introducing a New, Improved FloridaProton.org

We have the same address, but a new look for FloridaProton.org. Check it out, and share it with someone you know who is looking for the best cancer treatment.

In Memoriam – Leon L. Haley, Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

We are heartbroken by the sudden passing of Dr. Leon Haley on July 24, 2021. Read more about his life and legacy.


Community Calendar

Mark your calendar and join us when we are in a town near you or online.

Proton Therapy Overview for Town Center Rotaract Club
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm

Presented by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator


Virtual Via Zoom

For More Info: Contact education@floridaproton.org

Optimizing Radiation Therapy Delivery for Hodgkin Lymphoma
Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 4 - 5pm

A Free, Virtual Education Event (CME credit available)
Presented by: Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH

Virtual via Zoom

Contact education@floridaproton.org for registration details

Proton Therapy Overview for the For Women Vets HerTOTALWellness Alumni Group
Friday, October 01, 2021 @ 6 - 7pm

Presented by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

Virtual Via Zoom

For More Info: Contact education@floridaproton.org 

The Promise of Protons: Wellness for Cancer Prevention and Survival
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 @ 11:30am - 1pm

Free Shop Talk event hosted by the Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research
Presented by: Nancy P. Mendenhall, MD, FACR, FASTRO

College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala, FL 34474.

Reservations are Required. Reserve your seat for this free event by Tuesday, September 28th. Please call 352-854-3233, ext 1655, or visit www.CF.edu/ShopTalk

Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 4:30 - 5:30pm

Public Forum: What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health

UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville presents a free webinar open to the public. Hear from a panel of experts from the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville as they discuss the latest information on breast health. The 2021 Panel of Experts from the University of Florida College of Medicine, includes Julie A. Bradley, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, as well as professors from Hematology & Oncology, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Psychiatry and Plastic Surgery.

This is a virtual event hosted via Zoom.

To Register go to https://ufhealthjax.org/calendar/breast-health-forum.aspx.  Contact Karen.Earick@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-6069 for more information.

Free Prostate Cancer Patient and Caregiver Live Patient Conference – Cancer ABC’s: Surviving to Thriving
Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 9am - 4pm

Radiation Treatment Options Panel Discussion
Presented by: Romaine Charles Nichols, Jr., MD and other specialists

The Brownwood Hotel and Spa
3003 Brownwood Boulevard, The Villages, FL, 32163

For More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-prostate-cancer-conference-for-patients-caregivers-registration-155533237099 or contact education@floridaproton.org

Proton Therapy Overview for Women United of Lake City
Thursday, December 09, 2021 @ 12 - 1pm

Presented by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

Gulf Coast Financial Services, Inc.
248 N Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32055

For More Info: https://www.uwls.org/women-united/ or contact education@floridaproton.org

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About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications

representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.