"Since my proton treatment 7 years ago, I've had no side effects and all systems are normal. Thank you, Bob Marckini. Your book saved my life and gave me the knowledge and courage to do what was right for me." — Dave Ellis, BOB Member
New Edition — You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery to Do It
BOB founder Bob Marckini's first edition sold over 200,000 copies; it was the all-time best seller on Lulu Press; it held a top 5 position on Amazon for more than 10+ years; and it had an average 5-star rating on more than 400 Amazon reviews.
"You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery To Do It" eliminates the confusion about what to do about prostate cancer and how and where to get treated. Speaking from personal experience as a "graduate" of Loma Linda University Cancer Center's proton treatment program in 2000, Bob Marckini makes a strong case for considering proton therapy as a viable option for avoiding radical surgery and other treatment options. He dedicates his book, You Can Beat Prostate Cancer, to the "extraordinary people at Loma Linda University Cancer Center that saved my life and preserved the quality of my life."
What's New in the 2nd Edition
- Latest prostate cancer diagnostic technology;
- “The great PSA testing controversy:” Analysis, compelling evidence, conclusions and recommendations;
- Expanded discussion on pros and cons of all prostate cancer treatment options with emphasis on disease-free survival and side effects;
- Latest developments in proton therapy technology, clinical research showing the superiority of proton therapy;
- Recent research comparing proton to IMRT;
- Health insurance challenges and reasons for optimism;
- 24 testimonials written by former proton patients representing most of the U.S. proton centers
- Review of multiple, independent, comprehensive patient surveys showing overwhelming patient satisfaction with proton therapy with patient-reported results on disease-free survival and toxicity;
- A review of PARTIQoL and COMPPARE clinical trials;
- Impact of diet and lifestyle on prostate cancer prevention and recurrence;
- Major revisions to the chapter on “The Ten Steps to Taking Control of the Detection and Treatment of Your Prostate Cancer;”
Endorsements by Some of the Most Prominent Figures in the Proton World and Beyond
- Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, President, Loma Linda University Health
- Nancy Price Mendenhall, MD, FASTRO, Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Univ. of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
- Sameer Keole, MD, Medical Director Proton Therapy, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
- Steven J. Frank, MD, FACR, Professor and Executive Director, the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Particle Therapy Institute
- Carl J. Rossi, MD, Medical Director, California Protons
- Arnd Hallmeyer, MD, PhD, DSc, Prostate Cancer Survivor, Berlin, Germany
- J. Ben Wilkinson, MD, FACRO, Radiation Oncologist
- Joseph J. Busch Jr., MD Oncological Radiologist and Kathy Busch BS, RT (N) (MR), (CT), CNMT (PET), Busch Center
- Les Yonemoto, MD, MBA, CPE, DABR
- Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink, Penn Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center, Managing Editor
- H. Terry Wepsic, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, University of California, Irvine, CA, Research Professor, Long Beach VA Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA
- Bert Vorstman, MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS, Board Certified Urologist (Retired)
- Patrick Greany, PhD retired USDA Research Entomologist and Courtesy Professor, Univ. of Florida
- John B. Frick, Managing Director, Chisholm Advisors
- Charles A. Smithgall III, Former Chairman and CEO of SEI Aaron's Inc.
- Marcio Fagundes, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology Department, Miami Cancer Institute
- Tom Guest, Johnson and Johnson, Vice President of Professional Education, Augmenix/Boston Scientific
- Howard Wolinsky, 9 years on active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer and author of "A Patient's Journey" column for MedPageToday.com
- J. Lynn Martell, DMin, Director of Special Services Loma Linda University Cancer Center (Retired)
About the Author, Robert J. Marckini
Bob Marckini is former Management Consultant and Senior V.P. for a Fortune 500 company. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and a graduate of the MIT sloan School Executive Development Program. Bob is a director on three boards; he and his wife are active in local church and community activities.
Bob is a strong advocate for prostate cancer awareness and early detection. He founded and now manages the Brotherhood of the Balloon, an organization that provides support to prostate cancer patients around the world and raises money for cancer research.
An avid boater and "average" golfer, Bob lives with his wife, Pauline in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.