University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute Adds Spanish Language to Web Site

August 1, 2007

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute has added a Spanish language section to its Web site that describes proton therapy and the cancer treatment center.

"We want to help patients and their families have the best possible understanding of proton therapy when they are deciding which cancer treatment option will be best for them,” said Stuart Klein, UF Proton Therapy Institute’s executive director. “Having this information readily available in Spanish online enhances understanding for our Hispanic visitors, especially those who may live in predominately Spanish-speaking areas of the U.S. and Latin America"

The Spanish section of the site can be found on the www.floridaproton.org home page in the top right corner, or by going to the Web address www.floridaproton.org/espanol/home.

Proton therapy is a precise radiation treatment that destroys cancer cells and minimizes damage to healthy tissue. This results in a low incidence of side effects and may result in a higher chance for cure. It is especially effective for treating cancer in children and cancers located in sensitive areas like the brain, prostate, head and neck, lung, and breast

The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the UF College of Medicine and the UF Shands Cancer Center, national leaders in cancer treatment and research. Florida Proton is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art cancer treatment and strives to set new standards for treating and curing the disease. The cancer treatment facility houses both conventional radiation and proton therapy, and when it is at capacity will deliver proton therapy to 150 patients a day. For more information about Florida Proton, please visit www.floridaproton.org, or call toll-free 877-686-6009.

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