What should I do about delays in my cancer treatment?

As hospitals and health care providers across the country continue to mobilize their resources to respond to and contain the COVID-19 outbreak, many cancer patients are worried about how their treatments may be impacted. Some hospitals are having to make difficult decisions, postponing or canceling surgeries and other procedures to make room for an influx of COVID-19 patients. Some… View Article
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This story was written by Mary Beth Henry

PCG Welcomes Inova Center to Our Membership!

Inova Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy Radiation therapy is a unique treatment that uses different forms of radiation to target cancer cells. Many cancer patients will undergo some form of radiation either as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy. The Inova Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton… View Article
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Annual Survey Shows Surge in Proton Therapy Treatment

Over the past four years, the number of proton therapy centers has doubled, and a growing number of patients are being treated for an increasing variety of cancers.  A recently completed survey of proton therapy centers in the U.S., shows that the annual number of patients treated with proton therapy has increased significantly from when… View Article
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PCG Welcomes Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville To Our Membership!

PCG welcomes Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville to our membership! Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville opened its doors to patients on January 20th 2014. They are the 13th proton center in the United States, the second in the southeast, and the first in the state of Tennessee. We are thrilled to be working with a… View Article
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PCG Member Spotlight: Shaakir Hasan, DO, New York Proton Center

Dr. Shaakir Hasan is an attending radiation oncologist at New York Proton Center.   He subspecializes in proton therapy for genitourinary (GU) and prostate cancers, lymphoma, and pediatric malignancies. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the oncology space and has presented his research at multiple international conferences. Dr. Hasan completed his undergraduate degree at… View Article
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PTCOG-NA Sixth Annual Conference October 14-16, 2019

Particle Therapy Cooperative Group North America will be holding its sixth annual conference October 14-16, 2019. It will be hosted by Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Please click here for more information.
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This story was written by Mary Beth Henry