Proton Collaborative Group (PCG) boosts its efforts to gather compelling clinical evidence on proton therapy

Warrenville, IL, September 22, 2017 – Proton Collaborative Group (PCG) is proud to announce the start of a large-scale initiative to enhance its clinical data collection efforts in the field of proton therapy. PCG currently houses the largest multi-institutional proton therapy patient registry with over 10,000 patients from 12 treatment facilities across the U.S. included… View Article
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ASTRO Coverage Recommendations for Proton Beam Therapy

The use of proton beam therapy is somewhat controversial, owing to its high cost. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has updated its recommendations for medical insurance coverage for this modality. ASTRO’s policy paper provides guidance to all insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers, about the clinical indications that are appropriate for proton… View Article
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PCG Appoints Dr. Charles Simone as Chair of the PCG Executive Council

PCG is thrilled to announce that Charles Simone, MD, from the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, has been appointed as the Chairman of the PCG Executive Council. Dr. Simone currently serves as the chair of the PCG Lung Committee and will now also lead the Council’s efforts to provide oversight for all PCG committees, protocol development… View Article
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PCG Member Spotlight: Kayla Tarrant, Clinical Research Coordinator, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, OK

PCG Member Spotlight: Kayla Tarrant, Clinical Research Coordinator, ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, OK Kayla began working at ProCure Proton Treatment Center armed with an Associate Degree in Science and an eagerness to learn. After 5 years of consistent positive contributions as a Treatment Team Assistant, she was ready for new challenges in the… View Article
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PCG Member Spotlight: J. Ben Wilkinson, MD, Willis-Knighton Cancer Center

Dr. Ben Wilkinson is a board-certified radiation oncologist and Proton Collaborative Group (PCG) member who currently lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Dr. Wilkinson completed undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Marketing at Texas Christian University (TCU) and received his medical school education at Texas A&M College of Medicine.  He then completed residency in radiation oncology at William… View Article
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PCG Welcomes Mayo Clinic To Our Membership!

PCG welcomes Mayo Clinic to our membership! Mayo Clinic’s existing proton center in Minnesota opened in 2015 and the new center in Arizona is scheduled to begin treating patients in Spring 2016 . We are thrilled to be working with the teams from both locations! Click below to learn more about the centers: http://www.mayoclinic.org/…/ra…/proton-beam-therapy/overview
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