Ivan Dassenko, M.D. - Salem, Oregon

Treated 2011 · Posted 2014

"It is now two years since I finished proton treatment at LLUCC and my PSA is 0.27 which is .02 lower than six months previously."

Robert Hillis, M.D. - Niceville Florida

Treated 2004 • Posted 2005 • Updated 2008 & 2015

Dr. Hillis is a surgeon. When diagnosed with prostate cancer, he did his homework and chose proton therapy. On September 19, 2005, The Florida Daily News did a feature story on his diagnosis and treatment at Loma Linda.

George Anderson, Ph.D. - Pleasanton, California

Treated 2005 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"New technologies for accelerating charged particles promise to reduce the cost so much that one day it will be the only reasonable way to treat prostate and other cancers."

Bob Reimer - Arnold, California

Treated 1998 · Posted 2002 · Updated 2008 & 2015

"The doctor started off the conversation with, “You have prostate cancer and have one to three years to live. Go home and get your house in order." That was 17 years ago!

Charlie Einsiedler - Warwick, Rhode Island

Treated 2001 • Posted 2007 • Updated 2012 & 2015

Picture this: You are 87 years old; you are healthy and active; you are diagnosed with prostate cancer; and you are an engineer. What do you do? Watchful waiting? Not Charlie Einsiedler. Today, Charlie is doing just fine. In fact, he just turned 102!

Harold Rabin - Northbrook, Illinois

Treated 1991 · Posted 2004 · Updated 2006 - 2018

Treated with proton therapy in early 1991, Harold Rabin has been cancer free for 24 years, and with no long term side effects.

This testimonial was written by Bob Marckini following a telephone interview with Harold Rabin in April 2004.

Gerry Vida - Sundre, Alberta, Canada

Treated 2009 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2015

"I steadfastly remain convinced that the real gold standard treatment is practiced at Loma Linda University Medical Center."

Steven Corey - Washington

Treated 2007 • Posted 2010 • Updated 2013 & 2015

"Prostate cancer is in my rear view mirror as my wife and I head out on another 'skiing safari' and other adventures this year and for many years to come."

Dan Proctor - Sacramento, California

Treated 2013 · Posted 2013 · Updated 2016

"I am happy to share information about my experience with the shortened (hypofractionation) proton treatment protocol with prospective patients."


"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.

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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

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