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The Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory

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Harvard University
44 Oxford Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

 

The HCL facility has now closed.
Information, activities and newsletters have been transfered to the new Northeast Proton Therapy Center:
http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/cancer_radonc_nptc_home.htm
or
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG)
http://ptcog.web.psi.ch/index.html


HCL History

    The Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory (HCL) was an independent facility which provided irradiation services to a variety of users. Following the construction of the cyclotron in 1948, the 160 MeV proton beam was used almost exclusively for physics research until 1961. Since that time there has been an increasing interest in using protons for medical radiotherapy. HCL was the only laboratory in the United States providing this service. Research and development projects in physics and other fields were also contucted, and recent projects have included activation analysis, radiobiology, solid state physics and development and testing of particle detectors.

     

Particles News Letters

Please see http://ptcog.web.psi.ch/index.html for curreny Particle News Letters

Proton Therapy Links

    Proton Beam Facilities "Click on the Pins"

  • The MGH Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery: Information regarding peripheral nerve (including nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and spine surgery and the Neurosurgical Service's Spine Evaluation Unit.
  • The MGH Neuroendocrine Clinical Center ~ The Pituitary Center: Including the Neuroendocrine Center Bulletin (A newsletter with information regarding pituitary tumors). Information on acromegaly, Cushing's disease or syndrome, prolactinoma, chromophobe or nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma, and thyrotroph adenomas.
  • The MGH MGH Neuro-oncology homepage has more information on the treatment of tumors of the brain or spine and support for patients, family, and other caregivers.
  • The MGH MGH AVM and Aneurysm Center: Information on the treatment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine and on support groups for patients, family, and other caregivers.
  • An article on proton beam radiosurgery including information about the new Northeast Proton Therapy Center which is in the initial phase of construction.

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