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Welcome to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center news and events page. Here you’ll find the latest news from our center and learn about upcoming events.

New Study on Lung Cancer from Maryland Proton Treatment Center Medical Director

August 15, 2017

Proton-beam radiotherapy is safe and appears to be effective in treating some cases of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), an aggressive cancer that accounts for about 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancers, according to a new study published online in the journal Cancer.

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MPTC Physician Speaks with CBS Baltimore about Brain Cancer

July 21, 2017

Mark Mishra, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, spoke with CBS Baltimore following the brain cancer diagnosis of Senator John McCain.

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​CBS Baltimore Interviews Maryland Proton Treatment Center Patient

June 5, 2017

Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Patient Emma Capell spoke with CBS Baltimore for a news story that aired on National Cancer Survivors Day 2017.

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Spotlight On: Oncology Social Work at Maryland Proton Treatment Center

April 14, 2017

Fighting cancer often requires more than medical treatment – patients need help with everything from transportation to discussing the diagnosis with their family and colleagues. The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Clinical Social Worker, Jessica Giordana, LCSW-C, is available to help patients with these needs.

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Doctor Radio on SiriusXM Interviews Medical Director Charles B. Simone, II, MD

April 14, 2017

Doctor Radio, a 24/7 national radio channel, recently interviewed Maryland Proton Treatment Center Medical Director Charles B. Simone, II, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center partners with Radiation Oncology Associates to offer advanced cancer treatment for Northern Va. Patients

April 5, 2017

Collaboration to advance regional expertise and broaden patient access to proton therapy.

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Baltimore Magazine names MPTC Nurse Manager Cortney Carnaggio one of the Top Nurses in the Region

March 20, 2017

The May 2017 issue of Baltimore magazine celebrates the top 50 nurses in the region for their extraordinary contributions to healthcare. The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is proud to announce that our own nurse manager, Cortney Carnaggio, MSN, RN, was selected as one of the top nurses.

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Study: Blood Test to Detect Tumor Cells Reveals Lung Cancer Recurrences Months Before Cancer Is Seen On Imaging Scans

March 16, 2017

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Medical Director Charles B. Simone, II, MD, is the senior author of a new study that shows a promising biomarker may facilitate earlier detection and targeted treatment of recurrent disease.

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Dr. William F. Regine contributes to DOTmed article on developing an expert team

March 10, 2017

DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine recently published an article titled “Proton therapy clinical training: Three steps to developing an expert team.” The article includes insight from William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Executive Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC).

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​7 Nutrition Tips for National Cancer Prevention Month

February 15, 2017

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which is the perfect time to take a step back and reevaluate all those healthy New Year’s resolutions. Take a look at these healthy tips from the Maryland Proton Treatment Center Clinical Nutritionist, Emily Rice, RD, CNSC, LDN.

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Proton Collaborative Group Appoints MPTC Medical Director as Executive Council Chair

December 29, 2016

The Proton Collaborative Group (PCG) recently announced that the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Medical Director, Charles B. Simone, II, MD, has been appointed as the Chairman of the PCG Executive Council.

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Dr. William F. Regine Writes Blog for Varian on Building a Successful Proton Therapy Center

December 14, 2016

The Varian Medical Systems Spot ON Blog recently featured a post from William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Executive Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC).

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center partners with WellSpan Health to offer advanced cancer treatment for Central Pa. patients

November 17, 2016

New collaboration boosts regional expertise and broadens patient access to proton therapy

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Dr. William F. Regine is Awarded 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year From the University of Maryland, Baltimore

October 28, 2016

William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Executive Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has been awarded the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

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Baltimore Magazine names MPTC Executive Director one of the “Top Docs”

October 21, 2016

The November 2016 issue of Baltimore magazine highlights top doctors in the area based on a survey of nearly 10,000 physicians.

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Associate Professor Jerimy Polf Receives Innovation Award

October 19, 2016

Jerimy Polf, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Clinical Medical Physicist at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), won the $50,000 Abell Foundation award for his work on developing a gamma-radiation imaging system that can accurately verify the proper dose of treatments to patients.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center on WHUR FM

October 4, 2016

On Monday, October 3, 2016, WHUR FM in Washington, DC, featured the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) on the Daily Drum show.

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Maryland’s Health Matters features Maryland Proton Treatment Center

September 26, 2016

A spotlight article on the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) ran in the Fall 2016 issue of Maryland’s Health Matters, the University of Maryland Medical System’s quarterly magazine.

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First TV Commercial for Maryland Proton Treatment Center

September 23, 2016

On September 21, 2016 the first television commercial for the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) began airing in Baltimore.

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Painted Masks Help Patients Relax

September 16, 2016

It all started with one little boy who was scared of his mask.

He needed to wear a mesh mask to help him lay still and in the same position for his radiation treatments. This is a typical part of the experience for any patient that needs radiation in the head, neck or shoulder area.

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Dr. Charles B. Simone, II Appointed Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center

August 30, 2016

Charles B. Simone, II, MD, a nationally-recognized expert in proton therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the new Medical Director of the MPTC. Dr. Simone will also be appointed Associate Professor in the UM SOM Department of Radiation Oncology and will begin in his new position in November 2016.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center on WBAL TV

August 5, 2016

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center Executive Director, Dr. William F. Regine, appeared on WBAL TV 11 on August 5, 2016.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center on ABC 2

June 2, 2016

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center Executive Director, Dr. William F. Regine, appeared on ABC 2 News Baltimore on June 2, 2016.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center Celebrates Grand Opening

June 1, 2016

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center celebrated the grand opening of its new $200 million, 110,000-square-foot facility in West Baltimore on June 1, 2016.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center in the Baltimore Sun

April 3, 2016

The Baltimore Sun published an article about the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, titled “New proton radiation center aims to tackle the toughest cancer cases,” on April 3, 2016.

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Maryland Proton Treatment Center on Maryland Public Television

March 28, 2016

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center Executive Director, Dr. William F. Regine, appeared on Maryland Public Television on March 28, 2016. Dr. Regine was interviewed by Jeff Salkin on Direct Connection, and viewers were able to join in and ask questions.

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First Cancer Patients Receive Proton Therapy at Maryland Proton Treatment Center

February 23, 2016

On February 23, 2016, the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) announced that the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) treated its first cancer patients with proton therapy at the $200 million facility in the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Announces Maryland Proton Alliance

February 3, 2016

The establishment of the Maryland Proton Alliance (MPA) was announced on February 3, 2016. MPA is a new organizational framework for proton therapy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) that may serve as a national model for patient-centered cancer care.

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