More and more research institutes and hospitals are investing in proton therapy to make the technology more accessible to patients. Research and Markets Company reports that the U.S. will become home to 29 proton treatment centers by 2018 (roughly double the current figure). They also predict the proton market will attain revenues approaching $1.2 billion. The report calls proton therapy “the most advanced radiation technique available … the Rolls Royce of radiation oncology.”

Operating Proton Centers in the U.S.

  1. James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (1990)
  2. UCSF Medical Center, Davis, CA (low energy system, treats only ocular tumors)
  3. Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (2003)
  4. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Proton Center, Houston, TX (2006)
  5. University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Jacksonville, FL (2006)
  6. ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, OK (2009)
  7. Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, Chicago, IL (2010)
  8. Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton, VA (2010)
  9. Roberts Proton Therapy Center at UPENN, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  10. ProCure Proton Therapy Center, NJ/MetroNY, Somerset, NJ (2012)
  11. SCCA Proton Therapy Center, Seattle, WA (2013)
  12. S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (2013)
  13. Provision Center for Proton Therapy, Knoxville, TN (2014)
  14. Willis-Knighton Health System, Sheveport, LA (2014)
  15. Ackerman Cancer Center, Jacksonville, FL (2015)
  16. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (2015)
  17. Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Irving, TX (2015)
  18. St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, Memphis, TN (2015)
  19. Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Center, Rochester, MN ()
  20. Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Center, Phoenix, AZ (2016)
  21. Maryland Proton Treatment Center, Baltimore, MD (Univ. of MD) (2016)
  22. University of Florida Health Center at Orlando Health, Orlando, FL (2016)
  23. University Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland OH (2016)
  24. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (2016)
  25. Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital Cancer Institute, Royal Oak, MI (2017)
  26. California Protons Cancer Therapy Center, San Diego, CA (2017)
  27. Miami Cancer Institute Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL (2017)
  28. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC (2018)

Proton Centers in Construction or Under Development

  1. Provision Proton Therapy, Nashville, TN
  2. Dallas Proton Treatment Center, Dallas, TX
  3. Emory Proton Therapy Center, Atlanta, GA
  4. The McLaren Proton Therapy Center, Flint, MI
  5. New York Proton Center, New York, NY
  6. Johns Hopkins Sibley Hospital Proton Therapy Center, Washington, DC 20016
  7. Los Angeles Proton Therapy Center, Montebello, CA
  8. Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center, Franklin, TN
  9. Stephenson Cancer Center Proton Center at University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  10. University of Alabama, Birmingham
  11. Provision New Orleans, LA
  12. Provident ProtonCare, $85 M facility at the Baton Rouge Health District, LA, open end of 2019

Other Proton Centers Around the World

View a list of all 63 proton/particle centers in the world. Note: While most of the 63 particle centers are proton centers (a few use carbon ions), not all the proton centers around the world produce enough energy to penetrate deep inside the body to treat prostate cancer.

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"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.

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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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