January 17, 2012

Mayo Clinic Breaks Ground on Proton Beam Facility


Construction is about to get under way on a nearly $200 million cancer facility that Mayo Clinic Hospital officials said Tuesday will use a thin beam that allows greater control over radiation doses and shorter treatment times while causing fewer side effects. The massive three-story facility is expected to open by 2016 in north Phoenix… "We'll be able to target deep into the human body and destroy tumors that otherwise are sometimes impossible to remove surgically," Dr. Wyatt Decker, vice president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, told The Associated Press Additional coverage:  KPHO (Ariz), CoStar Group, Canadian Business, Phoenix Business Journal, Ventura County Star, Arizona Central (AP), Phoenix Westwood Realty, MSN, Arizona Republic, USA Today, KNXV (Ariz)

My FOX Phoenix, 12/2011

Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Arizona

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