Eighteen years ago, I relocated my family from Philadelphia to Jacksonville to serve as UF Health Proton Therapy Institute’s first, and to date only, executive director. At the time, the Institute was a true startup. Project financing was in place, equipment selection was being finalized and construction was well underway...
In August, Mike Metzler and Gary Fiske, two adult patients, arranged for a young Canadian patient, AJ Smith, to travel into the sky in a firetruck bucket in celebration of completing his treatment. Mike got to know AJ while they were both receiving treatment and bonded over baseball.
When Debbie Elert was diagnosed with breast cancer on the left side, she knew maintaining her strength and getting back to her work as soon as possible was important.
Stuart Klein, Executive Director of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, is retiring in November 2023. He has led the innovative cancer treatment facility since 2005, and managed a program that to date, has treated more than 11,000 cancer patients from around the world.
In September, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute launched The Blog Spot. The Blog Spot is a collection of articles that discuss various topics related to cancer diagnosis, Florida Proton, proton therapy, radiation therapy, cancer treatment, survivorship, cancer research and more.
Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivor Found Solace in His Music and Support from His Family During Treatment
Zane Baker was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma at age 20. When he was hospitalized following a seizure, his first call was to his parents.
September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a month where organizations and individuals all over the world recognize young cancer patients and their families, as well as the individuals who rally behind them and support them during their cancer journey.