New Proton Therapy Center in Texas will Target Various Types of Cancers

Published 05/17 2013 03:33PM

Updated 05/17 2013 11:08PM

Texas Oncology and the entire U.S. Oncology group have joined other health officials in breaking ground on a new, $105 million proton therapy facility in the Metroplex.

The center will help provide another leading edge tool for patients and physicians to choose from and use in the fight against cancer.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment.

It's often used for prostate, brain, head, neck, bladder, lung, eye, and spinal cancers.

It is also especially beneficial when treating children with cancer.

This new facility in Texas means there are now 11 proton therapy centers in the United States.

First patients are anticipated to be treated in the advanced cancer treatment complex in early 2016.

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