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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 partners with ProCure for first proton beam cancer therapy center

ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. and Beaumont Hospitals have announced an agreement to invest $159 million in Michigan to develop the state's first proton beam therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 with the state's Department of Community Health for approval to

Beaumont ‘Healthy Heart Check' Helps Area Students

Despite cold temperatures and snow, high school athletes have their sights set on spring sports. And before student athletes hit the track or playing field, they are required to have a physical exam. Unfortunately, most routine sports physicals don't screen for pre-existing heart conditions and abnormalities. In 2007, Beaumont cardiologists

Beaumont researchers host hip preservation surgeons

The Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Hip Preservation Study Group. Surgeons from across North America gathered to discuss emerging techniques in hip preservation and to organize a multicenter trial.   Hip preservation surgery is an emerging group

Beaumont hosts 5th African-American cancer prevention forum

The Beaumont Cancer Institute is hosting its "Fifth Annual Cancer Prevention Forum" from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave. (between John R and Brush streets), Detroit. Les Brown, a cancer survivor and popular motivational speaker, will present the keynote

Beaumont researchers: surgery advantageous for spinal stenosis

Research done at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, along with twelve other sites nationwide, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found back surgery for spinal stenosis proved to have better results than nonsurgical treatments.  The paper is the third in a series detailing the findings of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research