Proton Procure Therapy Center welcomes two
skilled radiation oncologists to team
Oklahoma City cancer treatment center welcomes Dr. Leslie M. Harrell and Dr. Norman Yeh
OKLAHOMA CITY (October 20, 2016) - ProCure Proton Therapy Center recently welcomed two new radiation oncologists, Dr. Leslie M. Harrell and Dr. Norman Yeh, to the Oklahoma City team. With a combined twelve years of experience, both will treat a variety of cancer types with an emphasis on pediatrics and breast for Harrell.
"I am thrilled to join the team at ProCure Proton Therapy Center and am looking forward to continuing to help patients and their families through cancer treatment," said Dr. Leslie M. Harrell. "This center strives to change the lives of patients each day by using the most advanced technology available."
Dr. Harrell has an extensive medical background, most recently working and completing her fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Harrell completed her residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she later became chief resident of radiation oncology. She received her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
"It’s an honor to join the ProCure team to provide the best treatment experience possible," said Dr. Norman Yeh. "I am looking forward to providing our patients with treatment that is best suited to their individual cancer."
Dr. Yeh earned his degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, where he also completed his residency program and served as chief resident. He was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honorary Society of Colorado in 2015 by peer nomination for his excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
Both physicians have experience treating with proton therapy, a form of cancer treatment that can precisely target tumors, reducing damage to healthy tissue near the tumor and potentially allowing patients to receive higher, more effective doses of radiation. ProCure is the only proton therapy center operational in Oklahoma and one of approximately two dozen centers nationwide.
ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with cancer by increasing access to proton therapy, an alternative to traditional radiation. Protons target tumors more precisely, sparing healthy surrounding tissue from unnecessary radiation. The center opened in July 2009 as the sixth operational proton therapy center in the United States. Today, ProCure is the only proton therapy center operational in Oklahoma and one of less than two dozen in the country. ProCure is dedicated to excellent patient care and advancing proton therapy through innovation and improvements in technology. For more information, visit procure.com/ok.
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