The 108,000 square feet facility is located in midtown Atlanta. Once opened, it will be staffed by physicians and other highly skilled proton therapy professionals from Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare.
The Emory Proton Therapy Center will be capable of providing proton beam treatments to patients in five treatment rooms and will be an international leader in proton therapy research as well. There will be a full portfolio of Winship Cancer Institute clinical trials available to patients at this new center.
Proton therapy is the next generation of radiation oncology. It uses protons to precisely treat cancerous tumors throughout the body and can be more precise than conventional forms of radiation treatment. The technology can minimize radiation to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor and can provide a potentially more effective treatment with fewer side effects. This FDA-approved therapy is used to treat adult and pediatric cancers including those with tumors in the brain, eye, head and neck, lung, spine, breast or prostate.
Located just a few blocks away from Emory University Hospital Midtown, the Emory Proton Therapy Center is currently under construction and is set to open in late 2018. For patient care questions, please contact (404) 778-3473. For media inquiries, please contact (404) 778-4580.
- Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. McDonald specializes in the treatment of skull base tumors, head and neck cancer, and tumors of the brain and spine, as well as proton therapy.