The weight equivalent of 13 African elephants, the 90-ton cyclotron for the UAB proton therapy initiative was lowered through the roof of the three-story facility in March and marks the beginning of the final stage before treatments can be offered next January.
Today's radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer was a high-tech advance when it was introduced decades ago. But now there's a brand-new generation of the machines, the Halcyon Linear Accelerator, that its user, Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA), calls transformative.
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