Executive Director Message

StuartKlein.pngWhile cure rates are a big factor when considering cancer treatment options, another big part of the conversation today is quality of life during and after treatment. With proton therapy, patients can expect excellent cure rates and little to no impact on their quality of life. For prostate cancer patients our five-year outcomes meet or exceed other treatment options for cure rates and quality of life. For breast cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma patients, early evidence suggests a reduced risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue. While proton therapy is not the “magic bullet” cure for every cancer, it is certainly making it possible for many patients to beat cancer and to live life to the fullest.

Stuart L. Klein

Executive Director

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.


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Knowing how you are feeling during and after treatment is essential to providing you the best care possible and contributes to the care of future patients.