With 20 million new cases of cancer diagnosed annually, its global impact is tremendous. We are passionate about building comprehensive cancer treatment centers positioned around a core of proton therapy.
Proton therapy works much like traditional X-ray radiation therapy only it uses a proton beam instead of photons. While both are extremely effective resources for attacking cancer cells, protons can deliver a greater dosage of radiation with far less impact on surrounding healthy tissue and organs. With greater precision, the proton beam is also able to target and treat some tumors more effectively. Proton therapy has been shown to increase survivability rates and tumor control in some diagnoses and has improved overall quality of life for patients. It has also demonstrated an ability to reduce the risk and severity of side effects, including the development of secondary cancers.
We have assembled a team that has financed, developed and operated more proton therapy centers in the U.S. than anyone else.