Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy that uses protons rather than traditional X-rays. It targets tumors and cancer cells more precisely. This means less damage to surrounding tissue which results in a lower risk of side effects and a better quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
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The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute provides state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancers of the prostate, lung, breast and bone – among others. As a major non-profit academic medical center, the Institute has treated some 6,400 patients and led the way for innovative cancer care in the Southeast U.S. since 2006.
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10 Years. One Mission. Cancer-Free. Since 2006 our mission has driven us to treat more than 6,400 patients and publish more than 133 research articles. But our truest measure of success is the well-being of our patients and their families. Our 165 employees are dedicated to delivering proton therapy with patient-centered care. See more about our first 10 years and a look ahead to the future.Read full story
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.
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.