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Steve Sekula, Physics, high-tech cancer treatment comes to North Texas


Originally Posted: May 14, 2015

It’s one of the most high-tech advancements in the fight against cancer, but if you want to get the treatment in Texas, your only option is driving to Houston.

That’s all about to change.

Inside a new three-story facility in Irving, a team of physicists, engineers and medical doctors is working on a new tool to fight cancer, all directed by one of the leading radiation oncologists in the country.

“I found the proton therapy to be not only very effective, but our published reports on the toxicity profile, and patient satisfaction rates have been quite good,” medical director Dr. Andrew Lee explained.

Dr. Lee is leading the Texas Center for Proton Therapy — the first of its kind in North Texas. READ MORE