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The Proton Therapy Center Celebrates Four Years

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By: Dana Lee, Proton Therapy Center Staff

On May 4, 2006, MD Anderson began treating patients with one of the most advanced and innovative technologies available: proton therapy. At that time, MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center was one of only three centers in the nation and the first of its kind integrated within a comprehensive cancer hospital - giving patients the benefit of a powerful technology with fewer side effects, all delivered by world-renowned cancer specialists.

Today, the center remains one of only seven proton therapy centers nationally - and still the only at the top-ranked cancer center in the nation. Our medical experts are harnessing the power of protons to treat even more types of cancer, including cancers of the prostate, lung, liver, esophagus and brain, as well as lymphomas, sarcomas and pediatric cancers.

Watch as Dr. Andrew K. Lee, Dr. James D. Cox and nurse Carolyn Allsen take a look back at the past four years and discuss how the center is currently helping even more patients triumph over cancer through treatment with proton therapy. 

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