Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

August 22, 2013

Nationally known experts to speak on proton therapy

By David H. Prigg
Sun contributor

CROSSVILLE — On Friday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m., two experts, Dr. Julie Bradley from the University of Florida and Dr. Marcio Fagundes from the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville, TN will speak on the subject of proton therapy. Proton therapy is an emerging treatment being used for certain cancers. This Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) Community Information Event will be held at the Community & Conference Center in Fairfield Glade.

Dr. Julie Bradley, a graduate of the University of Chicago School Of Medicine, completed her residency in radiation oncology at the University of Wisconsin and now practices at the University of Florida in their Proton Therapy Institute. A member of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Florida, Dr. Bradley is an experienced researcher and practitioner whose works have been published in numerous medical journals. In 2009, Dr. Bradley was awarded the “Best of ASTRO 2009” for her presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology. Dr. Bradley will speak on proton therapy and the growing use of this treatment in the field of oncology.

Dr. Marcio Fagundes graduated from Universidade Federal do RGS in Porto Alegre, Brazil where he is originally from, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Miami. During his internship, Dr. Fagundes had the opportunity to guest intern at Harvard University and returned to Harvard Medical School for his fellowship after completing his residency training. Dr. Fagundes has served as assistant professor at TUFTS University and recently as principal investigator for the University of Pennsylvania’s retreatment protocol using proton therapy. In July of this year, Dr. Fagundes was named Medical Director of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville. Also a well known author and publisher, his articles have appeared in several medical journals, Dr. Fagundes will speak on proton therapy and the new treatment center being constructed in nearby Knoxville.

The Reverend Joe Nilsen, of Fairfield Glade, will precede the speakers by sharing his recent experiences with proton therapy, having himself been a recent cancer patient.

This is a program you must attend. Be knowledgeable about the latest modalities and options available for the treatment of many cancers. You never know when you may have to make a decision for yourself or a loved one.

This Community Information Event will be held Friday, Sept. 6, at the Community & Conference Center in Fairfield Glade beginning at 9 a.m. There is no charge for this event and all are invited to attend. As the FGRS motto states “Together We Can Enhance Our Quality of Life.”