Heather Jacobson

National Cancer Survivors Month

Honoring Cancer Survivors This June Every June, we come together to honor a group of extraordinary individuals who embody strength, hope, and resilience. National Cancer Survivors Month is a time to celebrate those who have faced the daunting diagnosis of cancer and emerged victorious. It’s a month dedicated to acknowledging their journey, supporting those still […]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month As the warmth of spring ushers in longer days and outdoor adventures, it also serves as a timely reminder of the importance of skin cancer awareness. May marks Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a dedicated period for spreading knowledge, promoting prevention, and encouraging early detection of this prevalent yet often […]

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

Esophageal cancer, though relatively less common compared to other types of cancer, is a significant health concern due to its aggressive nature and often late-stage diagnosis. This disease affects the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach, and its prevalence has been on the rise globally. In this blog post, we […]

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A recent study comparing the outcomes of proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a type of traditional radiation treatment, for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) found protons to be associated with superior outcomes. This study is the first and largest to compare the detailed oncologic outcomes of proton therapy and IMRT for HNSCC patients, including […]

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Remembering Toby Keith

The Oklahoma Proton Center has treated hundreds of children with cancer since opening in 2009. Many of these pediatric patients travel from out of town for treatment in Oklahoma City. Toby Keith saw a need for these kids and funded the construction of one the premier pediatric housing facilities in the country, the OK Kids Korral. Thank you, Toby […]

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Artist Paints Masks for Pediatric Patients

Meet Amanda! A local artist who spends her time volunteering to paint masks for children going through treatment at Oklahoma Proton Center. Watch her story below as she explains how she got into painting and, specifically, how she got into painting cancer treatment masks. “I REALLY BELIEVE IN THE CAUSE AND JUST REALLY WANT TO […]

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