• By Joel Streed

Mayo Clinic breaking ground for $182 million Proton Beam Therapy facility in Phoenix

December 13, 2011

Mayo Clinic will break ground for a cutting edge cancer therapy facility on December 13 at its hospital campus in Phoenix. Construction begins this month for a massive $182 million facility to house Mayo Clinic’s Proton Beam Therapy program – marking another step toward a new era in cancer treatment.

Steven E. Schild, M.D., Chair, Radiation Oncology, describes how proton beam therapy is a more targeted and precise way of administering radiation therapy. It allows delivery of higher doses of radiation to malignant and benign tumors, while simultaneously minimizing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.

Mayo Clinic will break ground for a cutting edge cancer therapy facility on December 13 at its hospital campus in Phoenix. Construction begins this month for a massive $182 million facility to house Mayo Clinic’s Proton Beam Therapy program – marking another step toward a new era in cancer treatment.

Steven E. Schild, M.D., Chair, Radiation Oncology, describes how proton beam therapy is a more targeted and precise way of administering radiation therapy. It allows delivery of higher doses of radiation to malignant and benign tumors, while simultaneously minimizing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and organs.

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