$111M Proton Therapy Center Opens in Irving

Publication: Dallas Business Journal, Dallas

November 11, 2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving delivered proton beam radiation treatment to its first patients on Tuesday, opening three months ahead of its original schedule.

It’s the first cancer treatment center of its type in North Texas. Before it opened, Dallas-Fort Worth was the largest metropolitan area without a proton beam cancer treatment center, with the nearest at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy is the only center in the state that offers the latest generation proton therapy technology, including image-guided pencil-beam scanning in multiple treatment rooms, which delivers treatment to tumors with more precision than traditional radiation, the center's doctors say.

Dr. Andrew Lee, medical director for the center, said proton therapy offers better outcomes and improved quality of life for cancer patients during and after treatment.

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