Current News/Media


NAPT Says Prostate Cancer Patients Deserve Proton Therapy Option

September 9, 2013

National Association for Proton Therapy Says Prostate Cancer Patients Deserve Proton Therapy OptionThe National Association for Proton Therapy announced today they believe that, "Radiation oncologists, urologists and other physicians who treat men with prostate cancer should not limit a patient's treatment options


August 8, 2013

(August 2013) Dr. Carl Rossi discusses the value of proton therapy in a recent Medscape article. To read the article, more visit the Scripps Health website.

July 7, 2013

Radiation oncologists Ian Crocker and Tim Fox at the future site of the Emory Proton Therapy Center in Atlanta.(July 2013) - The Emory Proton Therapy Center in Atlanta, GA was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Emory Magazine.

Emory, Winship Cancer Institute Break Ground on $200+ Million Emory Proton Therapy Center

May 5, 2013

Emory and APT Break Ground on Emory Proton Therapy Center May 2013ATLANTA, GA (May 2, 2013) –A new era in cancer treatment in Georgia begins today as Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute join state and local government officials and Adavanced Particle Therapy to break ground on the first facility in Georgia to offer the most advanced radiation therapy possible – proton beam therapy. (View the photo gallery of the May 2nd Emory Proton Therapy Center Groundbreaking here)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Emory President James Wagner and other officials will wield the shovels today at 4 p.m. at the corner of Peachtree Street and North Avenue, the site of the new 107,000 square-foot facility.  The Emory Proton Therapy Center, just a few blocks from Emory University Hospital Midtown, is expected to treat approximately 2,200 cancer patients a year and open its doors in 2016.  The proton facility is being built in partnership with Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC of San Diego, CA. 

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. While only offered by fewer than a dozen centers in the country, more than 110,000 people worldwide have received this FDA approved therapy. (Learn more about the benefits of proton therapy in this video from Dr. Ian Crocker)