Archive for October, 2010

Plenty to Choose From

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Today the Operating Proton Centers in the United States are:

LLUMC: James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University and Medical Center, California
MGH: Francis H. Burr Proton Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
MPRI: Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute at Indiana University.
UFPTI: The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute.
MD Anderson: Anderson Cancer Center’s Proton Center Houston, TX.
PPTCOK: ProCure Proton Therapy Center Oklahoma City, OK.
UPENN: The Roberts Proton Therapy Center at University of Pennsylvania Health System.
HUPTI: Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. VA.


NIPTRC: Northern University Proton Therapy and Research Center West Chicago (On Hold)
CDH: CDH Proton Therapy Center, A ProCure Center, Warrenville, Illinois (Due to open 19 October at 11AM).
PPTCNJ: ProCure Proton Therapy Center, New Jersey (Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on 7 April 2010). 40 miles from downtown Manhattan, slated for 2012.
SFPC: South Florida Proton Center scheduled to open in 2012.

Go to Rinecker Proton Therapy Center web site and learn from Dr. Hauffe (Physicist) and Dr. Rinecker PhD., from the Rinecker Proton Therapy Center in Munich, Germany. Bob Marckini sums it up in his September news letter, “With all forms of conventional (X-ray) radiotherapy – including the most advanced forms – three to five times more radiation is deposited on healthy tissue than with proton radiotherapy. And all oncologists and physicians agree that the only safe dose of radiation to healthy tissue is a zero dose. Therefore, the chances of collateral damage causing debilitating side effects and delayed secondary cancers is clearly greater with X-rays than with protons.” At the Rinecker Proton Center in Munich, they started treating patients on March 16th, 2009.

Jim Tuggey
1 October 2010
P.S. I have NO side effects 11 plus years since treatment with protons at Loma Linda.