Oklahoma City is future home for two proton therapy centers
BY JACLYN COSGROVE NewsOK.com
Monday, November 05, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hospitals throughout the United States are in a medical arms race, competing for the biggest, newest and "best" technology the health care industry can offer.
And Oklahoma City's health industry is running right alongside the rest of the nation.
By the end of 2013, Oklahoma City will have two cancer centers offering proton therapy, an expensive and somewhat controversial method of treating cancer.
“The unfortunate thing about proton therapy is that it has divided the radiation oncology community into the haves and the have-nots,” said Dr. Sameer Keole, medical director at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City.
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Dr. Terence Herman discusses proton cancer therapy at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center. DAVID McDANIEL/NewsOK.com