About the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute.
Effective proton cancer treatment delivered with all the resources of a non-profit major academic medical center.
When the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute opened its doors in August 2006, proton therapy was a new cancer treatment to the Southeast United States. With the availability of proton therapy, Florida residents – and cancer patients throughout North America and the world – enjoy access to one of the most advanced non-invasive cancer treatment tools available.
Our aim is to make proton cancer treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute a confident choice for those who need it most. This means that we’re dedicated to delivering proton cancer treatment in a way that takes the entire patient into account.
The UF Health 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.
Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the Institute is staffed, situated and structured as a major clinical research facility, and will serve as a center for multidisciplinary research involving all interests that touch cancer and its treatment.
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute's interest extends into other clinical and scientific disciplines, including engineering, computer science, medical and legal ethics, social science, health economics, materials science and space technology.