Proton Therapy for Cancer Treatment
The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute is a world-class cancer treatment center and is part of the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center.
From our first patient treated in 2006 to today, we are a regional resource for high-quality, effective proton therapy in Jacksonville, which is why thousands of patients trust us with their care.
We are on a mission to help patients in Jacksonville and around the world beat cancer and live life to the fullest.
What is Proton Therapy?
an effective cancer treatment alternative
Proton therapy for cancer is an advanced form of radiation that uses protons, rather than X-rays. Protons can be precisely controlled, allowing our physicians to closely target your tumor and deliver powerful doses of radiation with:
- Less damage to healthy tissue
- Fewer side effects
- Low risk of secondary cancers
- Better quality of life during and after treatment
What are the side effects of proton beam therapy?
By Christina L. Mershell
When faced with a cancer diagnosis, the impact on one's health and well-being become a paramount concern.
Survival rates for prostate cancer treated with proton therapy
By Bradlee Robbert and Christina L. Mershell
Proton therapy has shown promising results in treating prostate cancer, with high rates of tumor control and low rates of side effects. So, what are the survival rates for prostate cancer treated with proton therapy?
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accredited
The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. We are the only proton facility in Jacksonville to receive this accreditation in radiation oncology.
Florida Cancer Center of Excellence
As part of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is a designated Florida Cancer Center of Excellence, an award that recognizes exemplary patient-centered care.
NCI-Designated Cancer Center
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is an integral part of the UF Health Cancer Center, one of a select group of prestigious cancer programs across the country to be designated an NCI Cancer Center.