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News And Events2019-04-14T20:32:13+00:00

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.

Baltimore Business Journal Features MPTC in Cool Digs

March 4, 2019 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center was recently featured in the Baltimore Business Journal Cool Digs section, which features modern office spaces around Greater Baltimore. The article explains that the cyclotron, a 90-ton machine, produces a proton beam able to reach across five treatment rooms, roughly the wingspan [...]

March 4th, 2019|

ASRT Scanner Features Radiation Therapist Racee Taylor

February 18, 2019 Maryland Proton Treatment Center Radiation Therapist Racee Taylor was recently featured in an article in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Scanner, a bimonthly newsletter for radiation therapy professionals. In the article, titled “Mask Painting 101,” Racee talks about her work painting radiation therapy masks for patients. [...]

February 18th, 2019|

New Video Highlights the Importance of Clinical Trials

January 17, 2019 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center is proud to participate in several clinical trials, including the RadComp breast cancer research study featured in a new video. The understanding and treatment of cancer has advanced over the years due in large part to the additional knowledge clinical trials have [...]

January 17th, 2019|

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center Names Healthcare Luminaries Morton I. Rapoport and Harry C. Knipp to its Board of Directors

January 15, 2019 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has named Dr. Morton I. Rapoport and Dr. Harry C. Knipp, two highly regarded members of Maryland’s healthcare and business communities, to its board of directors. Dr. Rapoport served for nearly 20 years as president and CEO of the University of [...]

January 15th, 2019|

CEO Leigh Howe featured in Baltimore Business Journal

November 12, 2019 Maryland Proton Treatment Center CEO Leigh Howe spoke with the Baltimore Business Journal for their section “In the C-Suite.” "I want every person who is diagnosed with a hard tumor cancer to know that proton treatment is an option that is available to them," Howe told the [...]

November 12th, 2018|

Pediatric Patient from South Africa on ABC Baltimore

October 25, 2018 Maryland Proton Treatment Center Patient Chereez Nel, a 3-year-old girl from South Africa, was featured on ABC Baltimore (WMAR). Chereez has stage 3 undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma cancer. She came to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in the fall of 2018 and stayed at the Ronald McDonald [...]

October 25th, 2018|

High-Precision Proton Therapy More Effective in Treating Certain Cancers When Combined with Thermal Therapy

October 8, 2018 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is now offering deep-tissue external thermal therapy in combination with high-precision proton-beam radiotherapy as a potential way to boost survival chances for certain cancer patients. MPTC is the only center in the world to offer these two treatments at the same [...]

October 8th, 2018|

MPTC Celebrates Renovations at James McHenry Elementary School

September 14, 2018 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) joined James McHenry Elementary School Aug. 23 in celebrating the school’s newly renovated kindergarten classroom. MPTC contributed funds for the renovation at the west Baltimore school as well as school supplies for the students. During the event, MPTC unveiled a plaque [...]

September 14th, 2018|

WMAR Features Magic Castle Wish At Aquarium

June 26, 2018 Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) pediatric patient Brixton Henfield received a personalized experience at the National Aquarium for her magic castle wish. All MPTC pediatric patients make three wishes on their first day of proton therapy. Through the generosity of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, MPTC is able [...]

June 26th, 2018|

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Treats Its 1000th Patient

June 26, 2018 Just two years after it opened its doors, the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has reached a milestone by treating its 1,000th patient. MPTC is successfully treating an array of extremely difficult cancers with proton therapy, an advanced radiation technique that targets tumors with pinpoint accuracywhile limiting [...]

June 26th, 2018|

ABC Baltimore Meets with Brain Cancer Patient

May 9, 2018 Maryland Proton Treatment Center Patient Mary Alston spoke with ABC Baltimore regarding the unfortunate circumstances that led to her cancer diagnosis. On Christmas Eve, Alston was planning to take her own life when police intervened and took her to a hospital. A CT scan revealed a brain [...]

May 8th, 2018|

CBS Baltimore Speaks with Maryland Proton Treatment Center Patient

December 22, 2017 Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Patient John Abell spoke with CBS Baltimore regarding his experience with proton therapy. “Going through this, this new technology and the proton…I don’t want to say it’s fun, but it’s amazing. It’s fun because there’s a great team here,” Abell told CBS. [...]

December 22nd, 2017|

NBC Baltimore Features Magic Castle Ceremony

October 23, 2017 Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Patient Teddy Wind and his family were featured in a story for NBC Baltimore (WBAL) on Teddy’s last day of treatment. Like all MPTC pediatric patients, Teddy made three wishes on his first day of proton therapy. Through the generosity of the [...]

October 23rd, 2017|

Montgomery Municipal Cable Interviews Dr. William F. Regine

September 28, 2017 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center Executive Director 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, discussed proton therapy on Montgomery Municipal Cable. Dr. Regine appeared on Housecall, a program [...]

September 28th, 2017|

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. According to the article, “McCain had surgery… to remove a blood clot, which led doctors to find a [...]

July 21st, 2017|

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. Capell traveled from Australia for treatment at MPTC. Her journey began less than a year ago, when she lost hearing in one ear [...]

June 5th, 2017|

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. As you [...]

April 14th, 2017|

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

April 5, 2017 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is expanding its reach into Northern Virginia, and patients there will be able to take advantage of the center’s highly advanced and precise radiation treatment approach. MPTC has entered into an agreement with Radiation Oncology Associates (ROA), a respected specialty practice [...]

April 4th, 2017|

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. The American Institute [...]

February 15th, 2017|

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. The PCG Executive Council provides oversight for all PCG committees, protocol development and approvals, clinical [...]

December 29th, 2016|

Maryland Proton Treatment Center Partners with WellSpan Health to offer Advanced Cancer Treatment for Central PA Patients

November 17, 2016 The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has signed a collaboration agreement with WellSpan Health that will enable WellSpan radiation oncologists to work alongside University of Maryland School of Medicine radiation oncology faculty treating cancer patients at MPTC. WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that includes six [...]

November 17th, 2016|

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. The Daily Drum host, Harold Fisher, interviewed William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology [...]

October 4th, 2016|

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. The article describes the benefits of proton therapy, and it explains that MPTC has the most advanced form of [...]

September 26th, 2016|

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. The 30-second commercial stars a few MPTC staff members, including Radiation Therapists Raelyn Debner and Anh Kha and Dr. Shahed N. Badiyan, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology [...]

September 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

September 16th, 2016|

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. “Dr. William Regine is like a proud papa as he walks through the brand new Maryland Proton Treatment Center. The new location in west Baltimore is one [...]

August 5th, 2016|

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. Dr. Regine’s appearance, which took place the day after the center’s grand opening, focused on the benefits of proton therapy. To watch the clip, please click [...]

June 6th, 2016|

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. More than 600 people – faculty members, staff, elected officials, community doctors and cancer survivors – attended the event. June 1 is National Cancer [...]

June 1st, 2016|

Maryland Proton Treatment Center in the Baltimore Sun

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. “The promise of proton therapy is that it causes less harm in areas near the cancer,” the article states. “Conventional radiation doses everything [...]

April 3rd, 2016|

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. To watch the clip, please click here: http://video.mpt.tv/video/2365704649/ [...]

March 28th, 2016|