Proton Therapy For Cancer | Cancer Treatment | UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

What Is Proton Therapy?

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

Cancers Treated

Cancers Treated

With the capability to effectively treat cancers of the prostate, lung, breast and bone - among others - UF Health Proton Therapy Institute leads the way for innovative cancer care in the Southeast U.S.


Some 6,000 patients have received proton therapy at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. A team of caring staff members, a commitment to successful outcomes, and the resources of a major non-profit academic medical center have made UF Health Proton Therapy Institute a leader in cancer treatment since 2006.  View a full list of cancers treated.