“The Patient Proton” is a comprehensive report prepared by Dr. Roy Butler, an organic chemistry professor from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. He is also a prostate cancer survivor. Roy was diagnosed in 1999 with PSA 9.6, Gleason score 6/7 and stage T2.

As any good researcher would do, Dr. Butler thoroughly evaluated all treatment options. He then chose Proton therapy at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) in California. Roy's entire story can be found in the “testimonial” section of this website.

After Roy completed Proton treatment, he took a sabbatical from Norwich University to teach at Redlands University, which is about five miles from LLUMC in Southern California. While there he continued to study the technology of Proton therapy. He researched technical papers and reports, and he spoke with doctors, physicists, and other staff at LLUMC. Using this information he prepared a 23-page report entitled, “The Patient Proton.”

Dr. Butler is frequently asked to speak to groups about prostate cancer treatment options and Proton therapy. His presentation also entitled, “The Patient Proton,” is always well received.

With Roy's permission, we are happy to share with you -


“The Patient Proton”


In order to view “The Patient Proton” you will need a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download a free copy please click here: Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

After you have this program installed, you can either view the file through your browser by clicking directly on the link above or download the files to your machine by “right-clicking” (“control-clicking” on Mac) and going to the “Save Target As...” option on the menu that pops up.

"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 20 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.


The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. 

Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

Watch the video.

Questions? Ask us anything.

Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

Want to talk to former proton patients? Just ask.

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer — NEW Edition Available

Written by former proton therapy patient and BOB founder, Robert Marckini

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