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News And Events2023-05-04T10:03:25-04:00

News and Events

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.

Dr. Kwok speaks 101.9 WLIF-FM

April 8, 2024 MPTC physician Dr. Kwok discussed why proton therapy is becoming the standard of care for children with cancer during his interview on WBFF FOX 45. Listen to his interview:  

April 18th, 2024|

Dr. Nichols Featured on the Michael J Podcast on iHeart

October 20, 2023 Dr. Nichols was recently featured on the Michael J Podcast on iHeart. She discusses how proton therapy can be used as a treatment for those with breast cancer and so much more. Listen to full podcast here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/960-michael-j-pod-28893835/episode/proton-therapy-for-breast-cancer-what-126707897/?cmp=web_share&embed=true&pname=fb&campid=s&keyid=7822527559&fbclid=IwAR2Ub53czBjNmkvbftMMYW-hhrj0axaT2km6VO4PM5d_8Bo-fVRX4QMM3yI 

October 20th, 2023|

Dr. Regine and Dr. Nichols Named Top Doctors!

October 18, 2023 Congratulations to Dr. Regine and Dr. Nichols! They were named 2023 “Top Doctors” by Baltimore Magazine! The list recognized over 200 other UMMC physicians. You can view all the physicians and their specialties here: https://www.umms.org/news/news-releases/2023/umms-top-docs-2023?fbclid=IwAR3pTGtm7nScRJ61pjMkQn4KPgY6j4suGdvYwygw6tfwNVfymB1PZVvHN5M

October 18th, 2023|

Dr. Molitoris Spoke with Fox45 Baltimore

September 22, 2023 Dr. Molitoris was recently interviewed by Fox45 Baltimore. He discussed the benefits of utilizing proton therapy to treat head and neck cancers. Check out his full interview: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/proton-therapy-may-be-key-to-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment?fbclid=IwAR0Fzfc6lbUAvOV1o-GhgoOwC8LOmVlq6XAqoFP2nSMbBj6d1bIhrafyPCY

September 22nd, 2023|

Dr. Regine Spoke on the Chat with a Chair Podcase

September 5, 2023 Dr. William Regine, Executive Director of MPTC, spoke on the Chat with a Chair podcast about his career journey, patient care philosophy, clinical research and the latest advancements in cancer treatment. Be sure to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1FJ_JLFWw  

September 5th, 2023|

Dr. McAvoy Spoke with WBFF Fox 45

August 29, 2023 Dr. McAvoy speaks with WBFF FOX 45 about what proton therapy is, how it’s different from traditional radiation and the types of cancer that MPTC can treat with proton therapy. Watch her full interview: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/maryland-proton-treatment-center-offers-treatment-for-cancers-affecting-women?fbclid=IwAR0Bibt27Z09aOUWHp1EOCgqtvvJCzos45D4DzdRuXwPqOz94lQfjTKufsk 

August 29th, 2023|

Dr. Regine Featured in iHeartMedia Baltimore’s CEOs You Should Know

July 20, 2023 Dr. William Regine, Executive Director of MPTC, was featured in the iHeartMedia Baltimore’s CEOs You Should Know series. He discussed his career journey in proton therapy, MPTC’s impact on the community, our affiliation with UMGCCC, and more. Listen to his full interview: https://wpoc.iheart.com/featured/ceos-you-should-know-baltimore/content/2023-07-06-dr-bill-regine-executive-director-at-md-proton-treatment-center/?fbclid=IwAR2Ky-df2YAtGROP41DhP0nnxRyAFHuKENu728qQOa52Wxzc9O1W-vkm2zU  

July 20th, 2023|

Dr. Ferris spoke to WMAR Midday Maryland

June 13, 2023 Medical Director, Dr. Matthew Ferris, was on WMAR Midday Maryland. He discussed what proton therapy is, how it’s different from traditional radiation and what types of cancers can be treated with proton therapy. Check out the full interview: https://www.wmar2news.com/middaymaryland/ask-for-protons-dr-ferris

June 13th, 2023|

Dr. Kwok spoke to WBFF Fox 45

May 2, 2023 Dr. Kwok  discussed the rise of HPV-related cancers in young adults as well as the difference between proton therapy and traditional radiation on WBFF FOX 45.   Listen to the full interview here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/maryland-proton-treatment-center-expands-options-for-cancer-treatment?fbclid=IwAR24YzrjPgywBFV8nWsGLpE-kIRzNTY6RMB-arZ2TzcXGuWpEQBV0OKXILs

May 2nd, 2023|

Former Patient, Abby, Launched Abby’s Cart of Courage

One of our former patients, Abby, and her mom launched a program called Abby’s Cart of Courage. This non-profit donates brand new Radio Flyer Wagons to children who are battling cancer. Check out her article in the Baltimore Sun: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-abbys-carts-of-courage-eldersburg-20230120-mg2piokarbh45fgrrxutj76hiq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR03LnKFs6o9uZAQmhQf-YS9SUzBcnCYh6ZcVYyBo7yN5PXZH6-8ss4udYQ 

February 2nd, 2023|

Dr. Elizabeth Nichols Explains GammaPod Radiation Therapy: An Important Advancement for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Click here to view the full article. Approximately 330,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Roughly two-thirds of these women will be diagnosed at an early stage, which has a high cure rate. Dr. Elizabeth Nichols, Associate Professor and Clinical Affairs Chair at the University of Maryland Department [...]

November 22nd, 2022|

Dr. Nichols speaks with Greg & Gina on 101.9

October 24, 2022 Dr. Nichols, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center spoke to Greg and Gina on 101.9's morning show. She discussed the types of cancers affecting women and how proton therapy can benefit them. Listen to the segment here: [...]

October 24th, 2022|

Congratulations to Dr. Mishra

July 8, 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Mishra on his new leadership role as Associate Director at University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Network!

July 8th, 2022|

Dr. Witek speaks on WHUR

June 13, 2022 MPTC’s Medical Director, Dr. Witek, was recently interviewed on the Daily Drum WHUR. Dr. Witek discussed what proton therapy is, how effective it is, how readily available it is for cancer patients and much more!  

June 16th, 2022|

Dr. Regine speaks on 104.7 WONK FM

June 8, 2022 Dr. Regine was on 104-7 WONK FM to discuss who can benefit from proton therapy, how proton therapy treats cancer, how this technology will evolve in the next 5-10 years, and much more! Listen to his full interview here: https://1047wonkfm.iheart.com/featured/wonk-report/content/2022-06-08-proton-therapy-redefines-radiation/?fbclid=IwAR0UpncryAqo_GCdsP4MrhY2iOGAGV3WZqO0iuSvQBdjy65NR8zA1x6JEFU   

June 8th, 2022|

Dr. Regine spoke to Midday Maryland

June 1, 2022 MPTC’s Executive Director, Dr. Regine spoke to Midday Maryland about the benefits of proton therapy, what types of cancers can be treated and if proton therapy can treat a recurrent tumor. Watch the interview here: https://www.wmar2news.com/middaymaryland/maryland-proton-treatment-center-june-2022?fbclid=IwAR2HDb1a6tJ8bkXoHfCaawsQrpQezbgzIkhBucKwy_uOOeK6ec0OkPxh8yQ

June 1st, 2022|

Congratulations to Dr. Mishra and Dr. Molitoris!

May 17, 2022 Please join us in congratulating both Dr. Mishra and Dr. Molitoris in receiving Physician of the Year from The Daily Record! MPTC thanks you both for all your hard work and dedication to treating our patients. Here's the link to view all the winners in all categories: https://thedailyrecord.com/health-care-heroes/winners/?fbclid=IwAR2dEKXI5J9EPRXkE4z7I2ziKCxvCNcSJVLsjA5eVxOG9sxpWDVzOZZzelg

May 17th, 2022|

Congratulations to Dr. Nichols

May 13, 2022 Congratulations to Dr. Nichols for receiving The Red Journal’s Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2021! Dr. Nichols is part of the peer review system that provided prompt, respectful, detailed, constructive and insightful comments to The Red Journal.

May 13th, 2022|

American Cancer Society Studies Show Increase in Proton Beam Therapy But Racial Disparities; Maryland Proton Treatment Center Proactively Addresses Health Equity

April 28, 2022 Two new studies led by American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers show an increase in the use of proton beam therapy (PBT) for patients with cancer in the US during the past decade. Of nearly six million patients analyzed, the use of PBT increased overall for newly diagnosed cancers [...]

May 5th, 2022|

Dr. Molitoris speaks on WLIF 101.9 FM

March 30, 2022 Dr. Molitoris was recently on WLIF to discuss how MPTC uses thermal therapy and proton therapy to effectively treat a variety of cancers like prostate, GI and head and neck cancers. Listen to his interview here:  

April 6th, 2022|

Dr. Nichols speaks on WCBM 680AM

March 17, 2022 Dr. Nichols was on WCBM 680AM to discuss proton therapy and how it differs from traditional radiation therapy. She also discussed how proton therapy can lessen the side effects patients may experience with radiation therapy. Listen to her full interview.  

March 24th, 2022|

Dr. McAvoy speaks on WOLB 1010AM

February 2, 2022 Dr. McAvoy was recently on WOLB 1010 AM to discuss cancer in women, how proton therapy treats these cancers and much more. Check out her full interview  

February 17th, 2022|

Dr. Molitoris spoke to WBFF Fox 45

January 28, 2022 MPTC’s Dr. Molitoris was on WBFF FOX 45 to explain how proton therapy and hyperthermia can be used together to more effectively treat certain types of cancers. Watch the interview here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/proton-therapy-and-deep-tissue-hyperthermia?fbclid=IwAR2yYHK1j_W0cYjQQw6ByC9NedYv7yZCg8y9XNtUlpkyl9ir12N-jy4ZZOs

January 28th, 2022|

Dr. Witek spoke to Midday Maryland

December 7, 2021 Dr. Witek discussed proton therapy and how it can treat head and neck cancers with reduced side effects. Watch the interview here: https://www.wmar2news.com/middaymaryland/maryland-proton-treatment-center-quality-of-life?fbclid=IwAR2hx0Iyb25Ag1tQ6jwZowLfBlkb3RICyYe-ibTgvFxV6uxJc973U4JzSZo

December 7th, 2021|

Dr. Regine spoke to WBFF Fox 45

November 3, 2021 November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Regine, Executive Director of MPTC, spoke with WBFF FOX 45 about treatment for pancreatic cancer and our clinical trials that focuses on combining proton therapy with hyperthermia to target tumors in the pancreas. He also shares why clinical trials are important [...]

November 3rd, 2021|

Congratulations to our Top Docs!

November 2, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Regine, Dr. Nichols, Dr. Mohindra and Dr. Mishra! They were named 2021 “Top Doctors” by Baltimore magazine! The list recognized over 140 other UMMC physicians. You can view all the physicians and their specialties here: https://www.umms.org/ummc/news/2021/baltimore-magazine-top-doctor?fbclid=IwAR0vMXy2QKZdAwf8A6T4xuad4Io70RXS53pzHD3J5BIwXxexbwDfRwXHuaI

November 2nd, 2021|

Congratulations to Dr. Regine

October 5, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. William Regine for receiving the American Cancer Society's 2021 MileOne Visionary Award at the ACS' Fight Cancer from the Fairways event at the Caves Valley Golf Club.

October 5th, 2021|

Dr. Regine spoke to 47 ABC

August 27, 2021 Dr. Regine, Executive Director of MPTC, was featured on 47 ABC He discussed what proton therapy is and how it can treat various cancers, including pediatric cancers. Check out the video: https://www.wmdt.com/2021/08/proton-treatment-center-changing-cancer-treatment-strategy/?fbclid=IwAR2Mp7OmpKE-qkOE8rDtPmuT_D36ThbpptI5kpc1zH4PgdlPsM6HJRV2oiM

August 27th, 2021|

MPTC’s CEO Leigh Howe was featured on CEO’s You Should Know

August 24, 2021 MPTC’s President & CEO Leigh Howe was featured in the iHeartMedia Baltimore CEO’s You Should Know series. Leigh discussed MPTC’s affiliation with the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, what proton therapy is, the benefits of proton therapy and much more. Here's a link to the full [...]

August 24th, 2021|

Dr. Kwok spoke to WBFF Fox 45

August 3, 2021 MPTC Physician Dr. Kwok discussed why proton therapy is becoming the standard of care for children with cancer during his interview on WBFF FOX 45. Watch the full segment here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/proton-therapy-for-pediatric-cancers?fbclid=IwAR1aGDSUVMMcCajIyrr6-Q4p1B1wtZZyffFxyH0rAzXaEHsfBcs9I-H4NIE

August 3rd, 2021|

Dr. Vujaskovic Received the Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Join us in congratulation Dr. Vujaskovic! He received the Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Record for improving the lives of cancer patients through his tireless work in research, education and clinical care. https://thedailyrecord.com/health-care-heroes/winners/?fbclid=IwAR1B_k8kbK7JBuDzEGcxPn0bAVv9FF0Zn1XcNZcEGTQDGX4TOm0kFJrIt1I

June 24th, 2021|

Dr. Witek spoke to WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle

MPTC Medical Director Dr. Witek spoke to WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle about how proton therapy can be an excellent treatment option for those with recurrent tumors. Watch the full segment here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/treatment-options-with-the-maryland-proton-treatment-center?fbclid=IwAR2BmdR-57lqtDZudkf2IEyg0eWYMOTg2_5Hh_TmpH56tOzaNqywXtW0YDc

June 15th, 2021|

MPTC Treats 3,000th Patient

We opened our doors in 2016 to treat cancer patients with the power of proton therapy. Five years later, we’ve treated our 3000th patient, more than anyone else in the region! Thank you to our amazing patients and staff for helping us reach this major milestone.

May 18th, 2021|

Dr. Nichols spoke with WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle

MPTC Physician Dr. Nichols spoke with WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle about the benefits of proton therapy. In case you missed it, you can watch it here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/proton-therapy-for-breast-cancer-treatment?fbclid=IwAR2mjAhow4UHN0AKwu5OHSdxUjQjW02banTYmwlRjm-yNhzdYgwwVuGlYdM

April 15th, 2021|

Dr. Regine speaks with Greg & Gina on 101.9

March 18, 2021 Dr. William Regine, Executive Director for the Maryland Proton Treatment Center spoke to Greg and Gina on 101.9's morning show. He talked about what proton therapy is, who benefits from proton therapy, and why it’s safe to come and get treatment. Listen to the segment here: [...]

March 22nd, 2021|

Dr. Regine spoke to WMAR’s Midday Maryland

Dr. Regine spoke to WMAR’s Midday Maryland about why it’s very safe to continue visiting your doctor during the pandemic and how proton therapy is a great option if you have already been radiated for cancer previously. Watch it here: https://www.wmar2news.com/middaymaryland/maryland-proton-treatment-center-march-2021?fbclid=IwAR0g5Bugg5REEYw8HT3c5wDNBOtqOerd1QH6eTqTIOAS420mbXJwqNeOmHQ

March 11th, 2021|

MPTC Celebrated 5th Anniversary

MPTC celebrated its 5th anniversary of treating incredible patients! We are the first and only proton center in Maryland and we have treated over 2,800 people in the past five years. We want to thank our entire staff for doing an incredible job each day and all our past, present and [...]

February 23rd, 2021|

Dr. Regine spoke on WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle

Dr. Regine spoke on WBFF’s BMore Lifestyle about why screening and treatment for cancer shouldn’t be delayed. Watch the full segment here: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/bmore-lifestyle/coping-with-a-new-cancer-diagnosis?fbclid=IwAR21q4G1KqGLfut5A0jILBdEoxSwwNDw9PXB09T7GfQfpNoo_Yf9QAZ3JmM

February 18th, 2021|

Dr. Molitoris speaks with BMore Lifestyle

November 18, 2020 Jason Molitoris, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, recently appeared on the BMore Lifestyle program to discuss proton therapy for prostate cancers. “Proton therapy is one option for prostate cancer that can really expand radiation as an option [...]

November 18th, 2020|

Dr. Mohindra speaks with BMore Lifestyle

October 22, 2020 Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS, DABR, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, recently appeared on the BMore Lifestyle program from MyTV Baltimore. Dr. Mohindra discussed the benefits of using proton therapy to treat gynecologic cancers. Watch the clip here. [...]

October 22nd, 2020|

WMAR speaks with MPTC Executive Director

October 12, 2020 William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of MPTC, recently spoke with WMAR about proton therapy. Dr. Regine appeared on the Midday Maryland program [...]

October 12th, 2020|

WBAL Features Carly Dent’s Unique Bell Ringing Ceremony

June 5th, 2020 Carly Dent, who was recently treated at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center for breast cancer, spoke with WBAL about her treatment journey and unique bell ringing ceremony that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Carly Dent began proton therapy, she looked forward to ringing the bell [...]

June 9th, 2020|

WBAL Features Painted Masks for Pediatric Patients

November 8th, 2019 Pediatric patient Hayden Haines wears a 'Trolls'-inspired mask every day at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), where she is undergoing radiation therapy for a noncancerous brain tumor. For patients like Hayden that need to wear a mask to stay in place during treatment, having it painted [...]

November 8th, 2019|

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Treats Its 2,000th Patient

November 7th, 2019 Just three years after opening its doors, the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has reached a major milestone by treating its 2,000th patient. MPTC is the first proton treatment center to open in the District/Maryland/Virginia region. It is also the only treatment center in the world that [...]

November 7th, 2019|

MPTC Physicians Dr. William F. Regine and Dr. Elizabeth Nichols Named “Top Doctors” by Baltimore Magazine

October 24, 2019 William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of MPTC and Elizabeth M. Nichols, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Clinical Director of University [...]

October 23rd, 2019|