Andrew K. Lee, M.D., MPH
As a physician and prostate cancer specialist for the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, Dr. Andrew K. Lee comes to work everyday with one thing on his mind: making sure proton therapy patients receive the best possible treatment and have the best possible experience during their treatment.
“The first and foremost goal at the Proton Therapy Center is making sure that our patients receive the utmost in care – and we all take great pride in that job,” explained Lee. “When patients arrive for treatments, the person at the front desk is likely going to remember their name – only the first step in offering personalized service and exceptional patient care.”
One of only ten proton centers in the nation, the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center offers one of the most advanced forms of radiation treatment available anywhere in the world.
“Since proton therapy is so specialized, we are so fortunate to have a center right here in Houston at MD Anderson,” said Lee. “At the Proton Therapy Center, patients have all of the benefits, expertise and resources of the top cancer hospital in the nation as well as the conveniences of a smaller community-oriented environment that offers amenities like free parking right next to the building – especially important for patients coming for daily treatments over the course of a few weeks.”
While the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center has most sophisticated proton therapy equipment in the world, including one of the only centers with true pencil-beam scanning technology and intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), it’s the expertise, dedication and compassion of the clinical staff that truly sets the center apart.
“MD Anderson is all about getting the best technology and equipment into the hands of the best people to get the best results for our patients,” said Lee. “The Proton Therapy Center combines the innovations of proton beam therapy with the most experienced cancer specialists giving us a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer.”