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Dr. Andrew Lee Named Medical Director for New Texas Center for Proton Therapy

Publication: Becker's Hospital Review, National

Andrew Lee, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has been named medical director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving.

The new proton therapy center — a collaboration of Dallas-based Texas Oncology, The U.S. Oncology Network in The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands-based McKesson Specialty Health and Dallas-based Baylor Health Enterprises — is expected to treat its first patients by the end of 2015.

Dr. Lee joins the Texas Center for Proton Therapy after almost 14 years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Center in Houston. There, he launched proton therapy treatment and treated the facility's first proton therapy patient in 2006. He also pioneered the use of fiducial markers and image-guidance at MD Anderson to improve tumor localization to optimize the accuracy of proton therapy. Dr. Lee was the first physician in North America to treat patients with spot-scanning proton therapy, which enables greater accuracy in tumor treatments compared with traditional proton beam therapy.

This story originally appeared in Becker's Hospital Review. To view this story, please click here.

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