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Dec 21, 2017, 10:00 ET National Association for Proton Therapy Member Miami Cancer Institute Begins Treatment of First Proton Therapy Patients

The National Association for Proton Therapy proudly announced today that its member Miami Cancer Institute has begun treating its first patients...


Oct 30, 2017, 10:05 ET Physicians From Leading U.S. Cancer Centers Address Cost & Coverage Issues At Particle Therapy Cooperative Group - North America Meeting

Physicians from across the country gathered in Chicago last week to discuss the most recent advances in proton therapy at the Particle Therapy...


Oct 30, 2017, 09:55 ET NAPT Calls Attention To Promising Clinical Trial Results Presented At Particle Therapy Cooperative Group Meeting In Chicago

A number of important clinical papers showing promising results were presented at the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group – North America (PTCOG-NA)...


Sep 14, 2017, 09:11 ET The National Association for Proton Therapy Selects Scott Warwick as Executive Director

The National Association for Proton Therapy is pleased to announce that, after a national search led by the Executive Committee and Board of...


Apr 23, 2015, 15:34 ET NAPT: Oregon's Proposed Proton Therapy Coverage Guidance Ignores Clinical Evidence

 The Oregon HERC coverage guidance on proton beam therapy (PBT) which was recently open for public comment, only supports coverage of malignant...


Nov 12, 2014, 09:36 ET Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Headlines National Proton Conference 2015

  Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., Vice President and Chief Executive Officer,  Mayo Clinic in Arizona, will be the keynote speaker at the...


Oct 29, 2014, 11:11 ET Study Reveals 36% Increase In Children Treated At US Proton Centers

The number of children suffering from brain and spinal cancers who were treated with an advanced form of radiation at proton therapy centers in the...


Apr 02, 2014, 10:00 ET 97 Percent Of Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Proton Therapy Have Not Suffered Recurrence

Approximately 97 percent of patients who received only an advanced form of radiation called proton therapy for prostate cancer report that they...


Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 ET U.S. Proton Community Endorses Model Insurance Coverage Policy for Proton Beam Therapy

 The U.S. proton community, consisting of 14 operating centers across the country as well as those currently in development, today released a...


Oct 23, 2013, 08:45 ET Pediatric Proton Therapy Study Reveals 33% Increase In Cases Treated

Proton beam therapy does not cause the serious side effects associated with conventional radiation for children with brain and spinal...


Sep 25, 2013, 11:42 ET Prostate Cancer Patients Deserve Proton Therapy Option

National Association for Proton Therapy Responds to ASTRO  Radiation oncologists, urologists and other physicians who treat men with...


Aug 07, 2013, 09:00 ET Proton Therapy Community Responds to GAO Report on Prostate Cancer

Calls on Doctors to Fully Inform Patients "A new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) confirms the need for newly diagnosed...


Feb 13, 2013, 10:00 ET Prostate Cancer Patients Report Quality of Life Benefits of Proton Therapy in New Survey

Prostate Cancer Report to be released at National Proton Conference in Washington, DC    Ninety-nine percent of proton therapy...