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Construction milestone: Gantry installation at Beaumont’s Proton Therapy Center
1st single-room proton cancer treatment center in Michigan

When

Friday, April, 29 at 10 a.m.

Where

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Adjacent to Rose Cancer Center/Southeast parking lot
3571 West Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak   48073

Who

  • Lauren Davidson, elementary school student, Macomb (treated with proton therapy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  • Jonathan Steinberg, cancer survivor, Birmingham (treated with proton therapy at Harvard in 1983)
  • Eugene Williams, high school student, Clinton Township (treated with proton therapy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., chairman, Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy
  • Thomas Lanni, vice president, Oncology Services, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy
  • Scott Davis, senior project manager, Kasco Construction
  • James Ellison, Mayor, City of Royal Oak

What

Many types of cancers can now be treated with a new technology: cancer killing protons that precisely target tumors, sparing healthy tissue with less radiation. A particle accelerator creates the protons, which are delivered to the patient through a gantry. Beaumont is building the first single-room proton cancer treatment center in Michigan. The media is invited to attend the installation of the gantry, manufactured in Belgium.

Visuals/Interviews

Active construction site. Watch the 100-ton gantry being lowered into the Proton Therapy Center roof by a construction crane. Meet Beaumont’s chairman of Radiation Oncology; the construction project manager; along with cancer patients who have benefitted from lifesaving proton therapy.

Contact

Beaumont’s Corporate Communications Department at 248-551-0740 or Bob Ortlieb at 248-854-8764 for more information, including parking and directions.