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May 2016

Provision launches research & training center in China

By | Cancer, China, Innovation, Joe Matteo, Niek Schreuder, Proton Therapy, research, Technology, Terry Douglass, Uncategorized | No Comments

On May 122016, Provision Healthcare and Tianjin Taishan Cancer Hospital – International Personalized Cancer Center (IPCC) held the “Tianjin Free Trade Zone Sino-American Proton Therapy International Summit” in Tianjin*. During the summit, Provision and Tianjin IPCC entered into agreement to launch the first international Proton Therapy Clinical Research & Training Center in China. Read More

Mobile meals program a ‘lifesaver’ for Provision patient

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, Culture of Care, Dowell Springs, East Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Patient Experience, Patient Hospitality, Provision CARES, Stories, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Until a couple of years ago, Donna Lindsey was always the one taking care of others. Her husband, who has suffered numerous heart attacks. Her mother, who recently suffered from a stroke.

Then she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. And just eight months after undergoing a lumpectomy, it came back with a vengeance—invading both breasts plus her lymph nodes.

“I was never sick before this,” she says. Read More

Nurse practitioner serves prostate patients

By | Cancer, Culture of Care, Dowell Springs, Dr. Marcio Fagundes, East Tennessee, Knoxville, Prostate Cancer, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

Amber Whitaker has traveled all over the country and all over the world—but she always knew she would end up settling down at home.

“I’ve been to Switzerland, France, Italy, Hawaii, California, New York and many islands in the Caribbean,” says Whitaker, a nurse practitioner who began working at Provision Center for Proton Therapy in March. “There’s no place like East Tennessee.”

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Red Journal bears good news for patients: Part 2

By | Breast Cancer, Cancer, carcinoma, Clinical Trials, Head and neck cancer, Liver cancer, Prostate Cancer, Proton Therapy, research, Scott Warwick, side effects, surgery, Survivors, Uncategorized | No Comments

The spotlight recently shone on proton therapy by the International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics, known as the Red Journal, marks a milestone in its recognition as an established treatment for cancer.

It also holds good news for patients considering their treatment options. Read More

Red Journal shines beam on protons: Part 1

By | Cancer, Clinical Care, Clinical Trials, Dr. Allen Meek, Dr. Marcio Fagundes, Market, research, Scott Warwick, side effects, Technology, Uncategorized | No Comments

The prestigious International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics, or Red Journal, has devoted an entire issue to the subject of particle therapy—bringing protons into the limelight of medical practice. It is the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Much of the nearly 600-page issue, nearly double the normal size, includes 75 articles ranging from clinical outcomes to commentary on a modality increasingly gaining recognition as a preferred option for treatment of tumors. Read More