News Article Archive
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."
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.
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.
Rick Scott Showcases Funds to Fight Cancer
March 25, 2014
Scott is calling for sending $60 million to help Florida Cancer Centers to reach National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation while another $20 million would go into research grants...
Alex gets the all-clear, five years after dire prognosis
October 8, 2013
Schoolboy Alex Barnes has been given the "all-clear" from cancer – five years after his parents were told his survival chances were slim. The nine-year-old, from Fleckney, underwent pioneering treatment in the US in 2008 after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. Leicester Mercury