June 27, 2019

Proton therapy coming to Mayo Clinic, new patient tower to Orange Park Medical Center

By Karl W Oestreich

The Florida Times-Union
by Beth Reese Cravey

The menu of Northeast Florida heath care options continues to grow, with a $233 million integrated oncology facility planned for the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy for cancer patients… Mayo’s new oncology facility will be the third Northeast Florida location to offer proton beam therapy, a targeted, noninvasive treatment for cancer patients…will make Mayo the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida to offer proton therapy.

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Context: Continuing its 155-year commitment to provide the latest advances in technology and services to help care for the patients it serves, Mayo Clinic will construct a new $233 million integrated oncology facility that includes proton beam therapy on its Florida campus. In addition, the facility will incorporate innovative technology to deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients. The 140,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in late 2023.

"This facility will give us the ability to offer our patients the full spectrum of cancer treatment options, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy (chimeric antigen receptor therapy T cell therapy), surgery, proton beam therapy, gamma knife radiosurgery and traditional radiotherapy," says Kent Thielen, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. "It will also give patients access to proton beam therapy clinical trials offered through our National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center." You can read more here on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Tia Ford

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