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Innovations in proton cancer therapy meeting topic for Scientists’ Society of S.W. Florida

By Staff | Jan 17, 2022

The Scientists’ Society of S.W. Florida will learn about advances and applications of proton therapy in the treatment of a wide range of cancers at its Jan. 20 dinner meeting at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers. Radiation oncologist Marcio Fagundes, MD, with Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health, will describe innovations in the field of proton cancer therapy.

Until recently the proton therapy option has been very limited due to its high cost and technological challenges in installing the necessary equipment. It is now becoming more widely available to treat a wide range of cancers, including brain, breast, esophageal, prostate, spine and more, and several rare childhood cancers of the brain, spinal cord and eye. Fagundes, who is also an Associate Professor, FIU Herbert Wertham College of Medicine, will describe recent innovations and applications of proton therapy. The public is invited.

Reservations for the dinner and program are required and are $32 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 239-839-6663 or through the links on the Scientists’ Society website: www.science-swfl.org.

Membership in the Scientists’ Society is open to everyone interested in science and encouraging students in the local Lee County school community to pursue STEM education. Degrees in sciences are not required. As a 501(c)3, not-for-profit charitable organization, contributions are tax deductible. For more information about membership and programs, visit our website, www.science-swfl.org.