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University of Florida Health News
As medical director of the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., not only helps heal cancer patients, but also researches innovative cancer treatments.
A UF College of Medicine faculty member since 1985, Mendenhall served as the chair of the department of radiation oncology for 13 years. Now the associate chair of the department of radiation oncology at UF Health Jacksonville, she helped inspire the development of the UF Proton Therapy Institute, which is affiliated with the UF Health Cancer Center. Currently, Mendenhall is responsible for the day-to-day clinical operations of the institute.
More than 5,000 patients have been treated at the institute since it opened in 2006. Of those, 97 percent have been involved in some kind of clinical study investigating the effects of proton therapy treatment.
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