Proton Therapy Comes to Philadelphia

August 5, 2009

Advance for Radiation and Image Technology

The University of Pennsylvania Health System in November expects to open the doors of its Roberts Proton Therapy Center, one of only seven such cancer treatment facilities in the United States and the first in the mid-Atlantic region.

Constructed mostly underground and covering approximately 75,000 square feet, the Roberts Proton Therapy Center will reside in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia. With plans for five treatment rooms, four gantries and one fixed beam room, it is set to be the largest proton therapy center associated with an academic medical center in the world. Penn Health System officials estimate the facility will ultimately treat about 3,000 people per year, including many children... Read More