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Proton therapy comes to New York City: behind the scenes at the NYPC

by John R. Fischer, Senior Reporter | October 08, 2018
Rad Oncology Proton Therapy
From the October 2018 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine


The center is in line to become the 27th or 28th proton therapy facility in the U.S., and while the aim is to serve the greater New York area, referrals from any hospital will be evaluated and accepted on a medical needs basis.

“It’s the preferred therapy for certain tumors,” said Freeman. “The main objective is to kill the tumor by all means but minimize the damage that you do to tissues in the surrounding areas or other clinical organs that are nearby. Protons have that specific ability to be very focused and not cause damage outside of the area that you are trying to treat.”

He’s quick to add that it isn’t right for all cancer cases – but for certain indications it can mean the difference between life and death. For New Yorkers, who are already accustomed to having everything at their fingertips, proton therapy should be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

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