Proton Power: Dr. Marcio Fagundes Explains Proton Therapy to Farragut Chamber


Dr. Marcio Fagundes, a board certified radiation oncologist, believes in the power of proton therapy and is sharing both his knowledge and his passion with the Knoxville community. Fagundes, medical director of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy and a physician with Provision Medical Group, spoke to a packed room on July 23 as the keynote speaker for the Farragut West Knox Chamber Speaker’s Breakfast. He explained the benefi ts of proton therapy over conventional radiation therapy and outlined how the Provision Center for Proton Therapy will work when it opens in 2014. Setting the stage for Fagundes’ presentation was Terry Douglass, CEO of ProNova Solutions and chair of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy. Douglass, who was president and CEO of CTI Molecular Imaging from its formation until it was bought by Siemens in 2005, put it very simply in his introduction of Fagundes: “Protons change everything,” Douglass said. Fagundes said the use of proton therapy is a game-changer both for what it does and what it does not do…continue reading