Click on the links below to view television and radio interviews with founder of the BOB, Bob Marckini. Our organization, launched in 2000, consists of more than 8,000 men from all over the world. The BOB promotes prostate cancer awareness and prevention, advocates proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, and raises millions of dollars for proton therapy research. This research benefits thousands of men, women and children who are afflicted with various cancers or other serious medical conditions.




Book Reviews (You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery To Do It)

"...the one book you must buy" - John Raynolds, Fmr. CEO, Outward Bound

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery To Do It

As seen on NBC's Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Fox 25 News:

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer
And You Don't Need Surgery To Do It

Following years of research, communications with dozens of physicians and thousands of patients, Bob Marckini, founder of the Brotherhood of the Balloon, has written a book explaining in layman's terms what every man needs to know about taking control of his own prostate cancer diagnosis and difficult treatment decision. All major treatment options are examined and the pros and cons of each are summarized. This is the book Marckini wishes he had when he was diagnosed more than seven years ago. It is a must-read for anyone dealing with prostate cancer.

"I find Bob Marckini's book to be the best source of information available to men who are at risk of prostate cancer, or have been diagnosed with this disease."
- Ken Venturi, Golf Professional and TV Personality

Click here to preview the book or click here to order your copy now.

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 "Against All Odds" video.


"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 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.

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? Let us know.

The Book You Need to Read

You Can Beat Cancer
Written by former proton therapy patient and BOB founder, Robert Marckini

Buy it now on Amazon or contact us about a bulk discount.