Executive Director Message

StuartKlein.pngProton therapy for children with cancer can mean the difference between a life with severe challenges and one with minimal treatment side effects. Since day one, we have created a specialized pediatric proton therapy team with people who are highly trained and skilled in treating children. The program has grown during our first 10 years to be the largest of its kind worldwide, treating 25 to 30 children per day.

This month we are in the process of renovating our pediatric recovery room to enhance the healing environment. It is also the time of year we have an annual visit from “Santa Joe,” a treasured gift from proton alumnus Joe McGee that always brings cheer to our children and staff. Soon we will be unveiling a new iPad® app just for children being treated here. These extras are possible through the generosity of individuals, many of whom are proton alumni. During this gift-giving season, please consider making a gift to our pediatric program. Your donation will make a significant difference in the life of a child who has cancer.

Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a happy holiday season.

Stuart L. Klein

Executive Director

About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.


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