Proton Therapy Treatment Center Breaks Ground

Publication: Fort Worth Business Press, Fort Worth

May 17, 2013

North Texas is getting a 220-ton cancer-fighting machine. The Texas Center for Proton Therapy will be the first cancer treatment facility in North Texas to provide proton radiation treatment, the most precise, highly targeted radiation therapy available. Ground was broken on May 15 for the 63,000-square-foot, free-standing out-patient facility. It will house a 220-ton cyclotron, which generates protons to destroy malignant tumors. The center should be ready for patient care in early 2016 and, when fully operational, is expected to treat about 100 patients per day over a 16-hour day, five days a week.

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