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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayo Clinic to Host Grand Opening Event for Proton Therapy Facility

Time lapsed video of construction

WHAT: Mayo Clinic is hosting a grand opening event for the Richard O. Jacobson Building, home to the Mayo Clinic proton beam therapy program. The new facility will begin treating patients in late June. Reporters will have a chance to tour the facility, take photos and video and interview experts.

WHERE: Richard O. Jacobson Building, 190 2nd Street NW, Rochester, Minn. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2015 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Sameer Keole - Proton Beam
Dr. Sameer Keole
Dr. Robert Foote Chair Radiation Oncology - Proton Beam
Dr. Robert Foote


Interviews available with Robert Foote, M.D.,
chair, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Sameer Keole, M.D., medical director, medical director of Mayo Clinic's Proton Beam Therapy Program.



RSVP:  Maureen Wegner, wegner.maureen@mayo.edu, 507-293-3677
MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Dangor, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

Learn more about Proton Beam Therapy in this video report.

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