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Proton therapy has advantages over IMRT for advanced head and neck cancers, Mayo study finds

Proton therapy has advantages over IMRT for advanced head and neck cancers, Mayo study finds

Rochester, Minn. -- A new study by radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic comparing the world’s literature on outcomes of proton beam therapy in the treatment of a variety of advanced head and neck cancers of the skull base compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found that proton beam [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $100 Million Gift to Support Proton Beam Therapy Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced long-time patient and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson has given a $100 million gift to help establish the multi-site Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program. This is the largest outright gift in the clinic’s history, as well as the largest gift Mr. Jacobson has [...]

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Antidepressant Eases Radiation-Related Mouth Pain in Head, Neck Cancers

Antidepressant Eases Radiation-Related Mouth Pain in Head, Neck Cancers

BOSTON — October 30, 2012.  An oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin significantly eased pain associated with oral mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, a study led by Mayo Clinic found. The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual [...]

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Mayo Clinic Proton Therapy Program Supported by $10 Million Gift from Lawrence W. and Marilyn W. Matteson

Mayo Clinic Proton Therapy Program Supported by $10 Million Gift from Lawrence W. and Marilyn W. Matteson

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 14, 2012.  Mayo Clinic announced today that Lawrence W. and Marilyn W. Matteson of Moline, Ill., have given $10 million to help launch the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program. With this gift, Mayo Clinic will also use matching gift funds to establish the Lawrence W. [...]

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