Dallas Proton Treatment Center at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced in July 2012 its plans to play a key role in operating a new, state-of-the-art proton therapy center for child and adult cancer patients in the North Texas area. Dallas Proton Treatment Center will be adding to an extensive list of radiation oncology services with the development of the more than 100,000 sq. ft. facility.
Dallas Proton Treatment Center is being developed by Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC who will fund, design, build, equip, commission and initiate operation of the Center. The Center will feature a cutting-edge proton therapy system from Varian Medical Systems including five proton treatment rooms which will all feature pencil-beam scanning and a 90-ton cyclotron that accelerates particles to two-thirds the speed of light.
The Dallas Proton Treatment Center will treat patients with brain, breast, prostate, lung, and head and neck tumors among others and will have the potential to improve medical outcomes, reduce side effects and promote the understanding of the use of advanced technologies in cancer therapy.