PROTON NEWS

Fortune Magazine features M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Proton Facility

Fortune magazine's ( June 27, 2005 issue) feature article on M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 's soon-to-open proton facility and the proton therapy industry, is headlined Zapping Cancer Cells: In a bunker the size of a football field, a Houston research Center will blast tumors with a colossal proton generator. Dr. James Cox, chairman of radiation oncology and medical director of the MDA proton center, concurs that: Oncologists have long known that substituting proton radiation for X-rays now used to treat about half of all cancer patients would do less harm to normal tissues and organs and more damage to malignant growths That would mean more cures.

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