Center in development
In 2008, a group of leading community radiation oncologists, Boca Raton Radiation Oncology Associates and ProCure announced the joint development of a proton-treatment center in south Florida. The center is likely to be built in Broward or Palm Beach County.
The need for a center in Florida is great. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were more than 113,000 new cases of cancer in Florida in 2010. About 60% (67,800) of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point in their treatment and, using conservative estimates, about 30% (20,000) of those patients could benefit from protons. Most centers can only treat about 1,400 patients a year, illustrating the need for more centers.
Check back for updates on the progress of the center.
LOOKING FOR PROTON THERAPY TREATMENT TODAY?
The proton center in Florida is still in development. If you or someone you love is considering proton therapy, please contact one of our open centers in suburban Chicago, Oklahoma City, or Somerset, New Jersey by calling the phone numbers below or by submitting an online request. Our team will help you learn more about proton therapy and determine if proton therapy is right for you.
1-877-887-5807 (suburban Chicago)
1-888-847-2640 (Oklahoma City)
1-877-967-7628 (New Jersey)
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