Maryland Proton Treatment Center Treats 1st Patients
Press Release: UMB News
A press release from the University of Maryland announced they have begun treatment at the new proton center in West Baltimore. The $200 million facility broke ground in 2012, and began taking patient consults in Fall of 2015. It is the first center on the US East Coast to offer Varian's ProBeam IMPT treatment.
"Nearly 60 percent of cancer patients receive a course of radiation as part of their treatment plan, and traditional radiation is still an excellent option for most. However, of those patients, as many as 30 percent may benefit from proton therapy, according to William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the center’s executive director and the Isadore & Fannie Foxman Schneider Endowed Chairman and professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM).
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