Center in development
The Michigan Department of Community Health has given approval to ProCure and Beaumont Hospitals to develop the state's first proton center. Beaumont is the leader in radiation oncology in Michigan and plans to become a national center for treatment of recurrent cancer with proton therapy through the research at its center.
The need for a center in Michigan is great. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were more than 54,000 new cases of cancer in Michigan in 2008. About 60% (32,000) of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy at some point in their treatment and, using conservative estimates, about 30% (10,000) of those patients could benefit from protons. Most centers are able to treat only about 1,500 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 Michigan 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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