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 the only Florida Cancer Center of Excellence in Jacksonville 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

Florida Cancer Center of Excellence Award

As part of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is designated by the State of Florida as a Florida Cancer Center of Excellence. The prestigious distinction was first awarded for a three-year term in March 2015 and consecutively renewed in 2018 and 2021.

American College of Radiology Accreditation

American College of Radiology 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 and consecutive renewals in 2018 and 2021. Of the dozens of proton therapy centers in the U.S., we are one of the few 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 9,500 patients we’ve treated.

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

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Cancers Treated

It is a promising alternative to traditional radiation delivering precise treatment with a low risk of side effects. It is a highly effective cancer treatment option for patients diagnosed with:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Soft tissue cancer
  • and more...

What Makes Proton Therapy Different?

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.

Fewer treatment complications mean that physicians can deliver higher doses of proton radiation to cancer sites, and an increased dose of proton radiation can improve the chances for a successful outcome.

If you are ready to discover if Proton Therapy is right for you, call (877) 596-2804 or use the online form to contact us today.

UF Health Proton Therapy Cancer Experts

As a major non-profit academic medical center, the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute has treated some 9,500 patients and led the way for innovative cancer care in the Southeast U.S. since 2006. As an academic health center, our published research is setting the standards for proton therapy cancer care worldwide, with dozens of clinical trials and more than 250 published research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

When you become a patient at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, you are assured of receiving the highest quality cancer care as measured by state and national standards. We are committed to delivering the best possible patient outcomes. Our 150 employees are dedicated to delivering proton cancer treatment in a way that takes the entire patient into account, so you can keep living life to the fullest.

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