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FLASH proton therapy: the future of radiation therapy

FLASH proton therapy: the future of radiation therapy

The ultimate goal of FLASH proton therapy is to treat patients of many cancer types while decreasing side effects from radiation and increasing cure rates. For the past two years, Dr. Zeng and her team have been studying FLASH proton radiation at UW Medicine with some promising results. 

Former patients share what remission means to them

Former patients share what remission means to them

According to the American Cancer Society, there are 17 million cancer patients in remission in the U.S., with an average 5-year survival rate for all cancers combined of 68%. But what does it really mean to have faced cancer? We talk to a few of our past patients to see what it means to them.

How Harvey's lymphoma opened doors to new relationships

How Harvey's lymphoma opened doors to new relationships

About two weeks before Harvey turned 73, he discovered a lump over his left collarbone. “It just showed up when I looked in the mirror,” he says. He went to get it checked out by his doctor, and the diagnosis was non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, “I am grateful that my medical concerns have opened doors to create further relationships, both with other patients and the incredible staff. I felt very emotional the last days of proton therapy. I felt like I was leaving behind family."

Russell Ealy - IT Specialist

Russell Ealy - IT Specialist

Russell Ealy works in Information Technologies at the Proton Therapy Center. Since he joined the center this past year, he has been helping to keep IT running smoothly. Ealy grew up in Zephyrhills, Florida, and joined the Army when he turned 18. While he was stationed at Fort Lewis he decided the Pacific Northwest would someday become his permanent home.