We’ve had a lot of “firsts” in our first decade. Here are a few worth noting that took place in January:
January 2007 – Began treating cancers of the central nervous system, brain and chordomas.
- Performed the 1000th proton therapy treatment less than six months after opening
- Opened the second gantry treatment room
January 2012 – Published an article in the journal Cancer that reported excellent quality of life for men 60 years old and younger treated with protons for prostate cancer. Erectile Function, Incontinence, and Other Quality of Life Outcomes Following Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer in Men 60 Years Old and Younger
January 2012 – Published an article in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics reporting that patients treated with protons for prostate cancer had excellent tumor control and minimal side effects.
Mendenhall NP, Li Z, Hoppe BS, Marcus RB Jr, Mendenhall WM, Nichols RC, Morris CG, Williams CR, Costa J, Henderson R. Early outcomes from three prospective trials of image-guided proton therapy for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1;82(1):213-21. Epub 2010 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 21093164.
January 2013 – Dedicated Aud’s Chime
January 2016 – Announced expansion and upgrade plans