1. Assuring Quality Care for Prostate Cancer Patients


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    http://advancedprostatecancerinstitute.com Patients are afraid of getting diagnosed with Prostate Cancer so we try to ease their Fear by giving them treatment options that will lower the risk of Cancer

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    • Building (and Operating) a Scanning-Only Proton Facility


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      2013 AAPM Annual Meeting Jon Kruse, PhD, Mayo Clinic, MN, 55905 UNITED STATES For more information about the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, visit http://www.aapm.org/ One of the major controversies surrounding proton therapy is that despite the high cost of proton therapy relative to conventional x-ray radiotherapy, the clinical benefit of proton therapy has not been clearly demonstrated in the literature. The majority of clinical studies comparing proton and photon therapy have compared passive scattering proton therapy (PSPT) with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). However, the delivery of proton therapy, while predominantly in the form of PSPT, is likely to be superseded by intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). Improvement in dose distribution by IMPT in a representative series of patients compared to IMRT has been reported. It appears that IMPT will have the opportunity to justify adopting the proton therapy in the routine care for majority disease. This session will begin with a short introduction explaining the current state of the art for IMPT. This introduction will be followed by four presentations. The first presentation will cover the efficacy of proton therapy for prostate cancer from a clinician’s point of view. The second presentation will provide more detail on the current state of the art for proton therapy, introduce future research directions for IMPT technology, and address the impact of the research on proton therapy. The third presentation will cover the clinical and operational reasoning behind an all-scanning-beam facility and the expertise needed to build such a facility. In the fourth presentation, a physicist and a physician will present their center’s experience with implementing IMPT techniques for lung, head and neck, and central nervous system tumors and present relevant clinical protocols and data. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the current machine delivery systems and treatment planning, quality assurance, and dose verification techniques for IMPT. 2. Explain the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of proton therapy. 3. Differentiate the capabilities of IMPT from those of PSPT and IMRT and explain how the unique capabilities of IMPT improve the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of proton therapy. 4. Provide examples of working clinical protocols, workflow, and quality assurance procedures for the use of IMPT in routine patient care.

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      • Dot Decimal (Sales Video)


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        Corporate video for Dot Decimal, a specialist in proton radiation therapy. www.dotdecimal.com Produced by: www.grapevinemedia.net

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        • Dr Andrew L. Chang on Proton Therapy for Children with Cancer


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          • Dr. James D. Cox: The Evolution of Cancer Treatment


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            Dr. James D. Cox oversees the nations largest Proton Therapy Center at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where a massive piece of machinery creates and energizes targeted proton beams that can kill a tumor but leave healthy surrounding tissue intact. Watch the TV series segment: http://vimeo.com/3502691 Learn more at: http://stateoftomorrow.com/stories/healthcare/cox.htm

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            • Dr. Nancy Mendenhall on Proton Therapy


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              • Dr Nicky Thorp discusses proton therapy for childhood cancer in the UK


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                Proton therapy is a form of radiotherapy successfully used in the treatment of childhood cancer. Dr Nicky Thorp, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and CCLG member, discusses the latest information on proton therapy in the UK. The interview was conducted by Dr Stephen Lowis and took place at the CCLG Annual Winter Meeting in Manchester, January 2012.

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                • Dr Steven Frank on Proton Therapy


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                  • Expert Opinion


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                    Why did your institution choose to take up the proton therapy challenge? Dr. Sanjay Chandrasekhar, Sr. Consultant Radiation Oncologist, explains that it's in the interest of many people if the Apollo Specialty Cancer Hospital in Chennai, India, chose to take up the proton therapy challenge.

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                    • First Pediatric Proton Therapy Patient


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                      17-year-old Natalie Wright becomes the first pediatric cancer patient to complete proton therapy in San Diego at Rady Children’s Hospital at Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

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