The facility, located in Midtown Atlanta, will be staffed by physicians and other highly skilled proton therapy professionals from Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare.
Proton therapy is the next generation of radiation oncology. It uses protons to precisely treat cancerous tumors throughout the body. The technology minimizes radiation to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor and provides a more effective treatment with fewer side effects. The FDA approved therapy is used to treat adult and pediatric cancers including: brain, eye, head and neck, lung, spine, breast and prostate.