What Is Proton Therapy?

Proton therapy is a cancer treatment that targets tumors with high accuracy, allowing for favorable outcomes with a low risk of side effects. Since proton cancer treatment delivers less radiation to the healthy tissues surrounding a tumor than traditional radiation does, treatment complications may be fewer.


The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute treats cancers of the head and neck, base of the skull, eye, lung, sarcoma, pediatrics, prostate, pancreas, pituitary, central nervous system and Hodgkin lymphoma.  Learn More

Why UF Proton Therapy Institute?

The University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute is the first treatment center in the Southeast U.S. to offer proton therapy. Florida residents, as well as patients from the region, the country and the world, have access to a new cancer treatment option delivered in a supportive, healing environment.


Since opening in August 2006, more than 177,749 proton cancer treatments have been delivered to more than 5,222 patients at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute, ranking the facility among the top 10 proton therapy centers worldwide for number of patients treated.  Learn More