Executive Director Message - January 2023

Making cancer treatment better for patients. That’s our mission. Whether it’s discovering new ways to deliver treatment for better cure rates and lower side effects or creating ways to reduce fear and anxiety, our patients are the reason for the constant innovation you find at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. As a nonprofit, academic cancer center, we invest in the clinical research that produces meaningful evidence and leads to changes in care for the better.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute Recognized as a Center of Excellence for SpaceOAR Hydrogel

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute earned the designation as a Center of Excellence for SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel. The award was presented by device maker Boston Scientific in recognition of the superior expertise and experience in placing the SpaceOAR Hydrogel.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and Colleagues Present: Complex Cases in Breast Cancer

Join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion on the topic of Complex Cases in Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is often treated with multiple modalities, including surgery, radiation therapy and systemic therapy.

What’s Next for COMPPARE?

Patient Accrual Closes, Participant Surveys are Collected, and Data Analysis Begins

In 2017, a research team led by Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., medical director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, was awarded a five-year, $11.9 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to directly compare the potential benefits and harms of proton therapy to standard radiation therapy when treating prostate cancer.

ProtonU Now Available in Google Play

It’s the award-winning app that was built just for our pediatric patients. ProtonU is interactive, educational and fun! Parents and caregivers can help their children become familiar with the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

Streams of Sound Performs Meditative Music

A finger tap coaxes a gentle sound from the dimpled surface of a flying saucer-shaped instrument made of hand-hammered sheet metal. The vibration from the musical instrument, called the handpan, moves and resonates through The Players Lobby at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

Heartfelt Gifts Warm Patients’ Hearts

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving. We are so grateful for the generous outpouring of support from staff, community organizations and individuals.

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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.