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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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Beaumont, Oakland University name dean of new medical school

Oakland University's Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Robert Folberg, M.D., as the founding dean of the allopathic medical school Oakland will open with Beaumont Hospitals. Oakland and Beaumont also announced the official name of the school - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine - and that philanthropic

Beaumont speeds up care for liver and pancreas cancer patients

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has a better option for people diagnosed with liver or pancreas cancer, diagnoses that traditionally lead to a long, frustrating medical journey, including phone calls, tests and trips to various doctors' offices before treatment begins. The hospital opened a multidisciplinary liver/pancreas clinic July 1 where

Imaging at Beaumont lets surgeons 'see' inside body like never before

New imaging technology at Beaumont Hospital lets surgeons "see" internal anatomy during surgery like never before. This allows for less invasive surgeries, faster recovery times and improved outcomes for patients. The technology - Medtronic's O-Arm® Multidimensional Imaging System - is used by orthopedic surgeons and

Beaumont named one of U.S. News and World Report's 'Best Hospitals'

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is ranked in eight categories in the prestigious 2008 U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" lists. The Royal Oak hospital has had a presence on the annual listings for 14 years. For the first time, it is ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the state and is again honored as the top heart/heart

Beaumont Hospitals approved for proton center

Beaumont Hospitals today received approval from the Michigan Department of Community Health to develop the state's first proton therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 for approval to develop the $159-million facility. The hospitals' next steps will be to