Toni Renna and her husband Ronald live in The Villages in Central Florida. They are surrounded by friends and a supportive community. It was the fortune of having a friend who had treated his prostate cancer with proton therapy at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute that would change Toni’s own battle with lung cancer.
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is pleased to welcome Kristin A. Heath, DBA, MBA, MHA, an accomplished radiation oncology and proton therapy leader, as Executive Director.
An annual tradition returned last December at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute after a three-year pause due to COVID-19. The Institute hosted a holiday party for the children who are here for cancer treatment and their siblings. The main attraction of the event is an appearance from Santa Joe.
2023 was a busy year for UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, including a dedication to grassroots community outreach. Creating awareness and education on proton therapy’s potential benefits for individuals diagnosed with cancer is one of the goals of the Institute.
When a tumor is in the highly sensitive region of the brain, central nervous system (CNS), head or neck, preserving the function of nearby healthy organs and tissue is a critical part of the treatment plan.
In 2023, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute staff demonstrated a commitment to their professional and academic pursuits, achieving notable milestones. We take pride in recognizing the exceptional accomplishments of some of our dedicated team members.
Don Girvan feels he’s been gifted with more time since his diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer and uses the precious gift of life to spend time with family and write novels.
A lifetime investment. That’s how Anthony “Tony” LoBianco describes his choice of prostate cancer treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute (UFHPTI). And that’s how he describes his decision to make a philanthropic investment to establish the UFHPTI Employee Recognition and Education Fund.
Catch up on news and developments at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.
- Dr. Bradley Recognized as an Exemplary Teacher
- February is National Cancer Prevention Month
- Encouraging Black Men to Get Screened for Prostate Cancer