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Friday, October 11, 2019
In continuing efforts to find novel ways to kill cancer cells, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified a new pathway that leads to the destruction of cancer cells. The new finding, published this week in the journal PNAS, could pave the way for the broader use of a class of anticancer drugs already on the market. These drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, are currently approved by the FDA to treat only a limited group of breast and ovarian cancers associated with BRCA gene mutations.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Inconsistent Reporting of Methodologies Makes Most Radiation Biology Studies Impossible to Replicate
Nearly 80 percent of radiation oncology studies funded by the National Institutes of Health involve investigating the effects that radiation has on tumor cells and healthy tissue in pre-clinical settings, such as experiments done in cell cultures or mice. A majority of these radiation biology studies, however, have serious flaws in how their irradiation methodology is described, which makes them very difficult to replicate, according to a new finding from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).
Monday, October 29, 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) continue in their work to help combat this disease that impacts more than 315,000 women in the U.S. each year.
Monday, October 08, 2018
High-Precision Proton Therapy More Effective in Treating Certain Cancers When Combined with Thermal Therapy
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is now offering deep-tissue external thermal therapy in combination with high-precision proton-beam radiotherapy as a potential way to boost survival chances for certain cancer patients. MPTC is the only center in the world to offer these two treatments at the same facility, an advantage to patients because these therapies are typically given within an hour of each other.
Monday, September 24, 2018
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers to Present Original Research at Key Radiation Conference
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced that the Division of Translational Radiation Science (DTRS) will participate in the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society (RRS) on September 23-26, 2018, in Chicago.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Maryland Proton Treatment Center Eyes Future, Strengthens Capital Structure with $277.4 Million Bond Deal
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) announced today that it has taken a major step in strengthening its balance sheet and capital structure to better position it to treat a growing number of cancer patients with its state-of-the-art therapy.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan Recognizes Achievements of Sally B. Cheston, MD, of Central Maryland Radiation Oncology Center
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan today recognized Sally B. Cheston, MD, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), for her efforts to bring the “latest state-of-the-art medicine” to Howard County as a leader of the Central Maryland Radiation Oncology Center (CMRO).
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Dr. William F. Regine is Awarded 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year From the University of Maryland, Baltimore
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, the Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair and Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and Executive Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has been awarded the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The Maryland Proton Treatment Center celebrated the grand opening of its new $200 million, 110,000-square-foot facility in West Baltimore on June 1. More than 600 people – faculty members and staff, elected officials, community doctors and cancer survivors – attended the event. June 1 is National Cancer Survivors Day, and the event, which had a 'Survivor' theme, based on the reality TV show, also honored cancer survivors. The new facility is the first proton treatment center in the Baltimore-Washington area.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
At University of Maryland, First Cancer Patients Receive Proton Therapy at New Maryland Proton Treatment Center
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) announced today that the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has treated its first cancer patients with proton therapy at a new $200 million facility in the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
UM SOM Announces 'Maryland Proton Alliance' to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care and Precision Medicine
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), along with UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, today announced the establishment of the Maryland Proton Alliance (MPA), a new organizational framework for proton therapy at UM SOM that may serve as a national model for patient-centered cancer care. The Alliance will be led by Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and head of the department’s Division of Translational Radiation Sciences. Dr. Vujaskovic succeeds Minesh Mehta, MBChB, who served as Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) during its development from 2012 to 2015.
Friday, January 15, 2016
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) Department of Radiation Oncology Chair and Professor William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, and UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that researchers at the UM SOM have been selected as key contractors by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), for its Radiation Nuclear Animal Model Development program. BARDA is part of the Office of the Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).