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For Immediate Release
July 26, 2016
Contact: Tom Langford
[email protected]
First Cancer Patient in Ohio Receives Proton Therapy
24-year-old woman is treated with the MEVION S250 proton therapy system at
University Hospitals’ Seidman Cancer Center
LITTLETON, Mass., July 26, 2016 – Mevion Medical Systems, the leader in compact proton therapy, is
announcing that University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland used the industry-leading MEVION S250 proton
therapy system to treat its first patient, a 24-year-old woman with, rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of
sarcoma. The proton therapy treatment made history by being the first in the state of Ohio.
The new proton therapy center is located on the main campus of UH, directly between UH Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the elite National Cancer Institutedesignated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.
“At UH, we aim to provide the most advanced cancer
treatment options, and the addition of our MEVION S250
furthers our commitment to bringing the best cancer care
possible to our patients,” said Nathan Levitan, MD, president
of UH Seidman Cancer Center. “We are particularly excited
by the fact that this will be one of the few proton therapy
centers in the world to be physically connected to a
children’s hospital, so both children and adults will be able
to benefit from the unmatched precision of proton therapy.”
The MEVION S250 at UH’s Seidman Cancer Center
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation that targets
is part of the elite National Cancer Institutedesignated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
tumors more directly than traditional radiation, potentially
limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.
This makes proton therapy the ideal treatment for tumors in sensitive areas such as near the eye, brain,
spine, heart and lungs. The MEVION S250 at UH will be used for clinical research that will further
explore the advantages of proton therapy.
Mevion revolutionized cancer treatment by inventing compact proton therapy and installing the world’s
first compact proton therapy system in 2013. The MEVION S250 Series provides high-quality treatment
and superior clinical performance with a footprint that is less than half the size of the next largest system,
capital and operational costs that are the lowest on the market, and industry-leading deployment, ramp-up,
beam availability, throughput, and uptime rates.
“Mevion is proud to partner with UH Seidman Cancer Center to open the first proton therapy system in
Ohio,” said Joseph K. Jachinowski, president and chief executive officer of Mevion Medical Systems.
“Our mission is to make proton therapy accessible to all cancer patients, so we’re thrilled that patients and
their families in Ohio will no longer be forced to leave the state in order to receive this life saving
The MEVION S250 at UH Seidman Cancer Center is Mevion’s fifth clinically operational system and its
second at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center. Mevion proton therapy systems are being installed at more
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers than any other proton therapy system and Mevion has more compact
systems under contract, installed and treating patients than any other company.
About Mevion Medical Systems
Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proton therapy systems for use in radiation treatment for cancer patients.
Mevion is privately held and based in Littleton, Massachusetts, with international offices in the United Kingdom and Japan and a
joint venture in China. For more information, please visit
About the MEVION S250 Series
The MEVION S250 Series is elegantly designed to deliver high-powered, efficient proton therapy treatments. Built upon the
world’s only gantry-mounted proton accelerator and benefitting from Mevion’s patented direct beam technology, the MEVION
S250 Series delivers on the therapeutic promise of proton therapy while enhancing beam quality, stability and uptime. The result
is reduced system complexity, higher reliability and throughput, and lower capital and operating costs—making the MEVION
S250 Series a compelling, financially viable solution for all cancer centers. The Series is comprised of:
MEVION S250, offering highly stable, next-generation volumetric delivery capabilities
MEVION S250i with HYPERSCAN technology, overcoming pencil beam scanning uncertainties by delivering
robust Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy treatment at hyper-speed
MEVION S250mx, making proton therapy fully scalable, with two, three and four room designs that are inherently
redundant and guarantee 100 percent facility uptime