University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute

About the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

A Florida Cancer Center of Excellence

Effective proton cancer treatment delivered with all the resources of a non-profit major academic health center.

During our first 10 years, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute staff has grown to 165 and has brought hope of a cancer-free future to 6,400 patients. When we opened our 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 from 30 other countries – now enjoy access to one of the most advanced non-invasive cancer treatment tools available.

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, our proton therapy center is staffed, situated and structured as a major clinical research facility. We serve as a center for multidisciplinary research with 133 published articles 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.

A Confident Choice For Cancer Treatment

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.

You deserve the best possible chance to beat cancer and live life to the fullest. That is why we have developed a proton therapy program that is among the top-rated cancer centers in Florida.

We are a Florida Cancer Center of Excellence equipped with state-of-the-art proton therapy, a precise form of radiation that targets tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

When you become a patient at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, you are assured of receiving the highest quality care as measured by state and national standards.


Florida Cancer Center of Excellence Award

In 2015 the State of Florida announced four Florida cancer centers that have earned the first-ever distinction as state-designated Cancer Centers of Excellence. The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, is among the first to be honored with this prestigious achievement.

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American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation

The ACR seal of accreditation in radiation oncology represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. UF Health Proton Therapy Institute earned a three-year term of accreditation in 2015. Of the 23 proton therapy centers in the U.S., we are one of three proton therapy facilities to achieve this recognition.


Excellent Patient Care and Outcomes

While these distinctions are important independent evaluations of our program, we also measure our success by the outcomes and opinions of more than 6,400 patients we’ve treated.

  • 99% patient satisfaction
  • 98% of patients would recommend us to someone they know

>> Watch patient testimonial videos.

Cancers Treated

Our published studies demonstrate the advantages of proton therapy in treating more than 20 types of cancer including:

>> For a complete list of cancers treated at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, click here.


Results From Our Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Personal Attention - 96% of patients rated the personal attention from their physicians as 'Excellent' or 'Good'.
Would Recommend - 98% of patients said they would 'definitely recommend' the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute to a friend or family member.