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Proton Therapy Center
At our Proton Therapy Center, located in Liberty Township, we offer proton radiotherapy to treat many different types of cancers, delivering radiation to a tumor with remarkable precision.
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UC Health is committed to transforming radiotherapy for many cancers in Greater Cincinnati and beyond. The Proton Therapy Center is the only center of its kind within 200 miles and one of 31 centers in the United States. In addition, the center houses the only gantry fully dedicated to basic proton research in the world. Our dedication to research keeps us at the leading-edge of cancer care.
ACTIVE AND VIBRANT RESEARCH
We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.
The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.
We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.
Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.
REFERRING A PATIENT
Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.
We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed of your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.
To refer a patient, call 513-585-UCCC.
Conditions We Treat
Proton radiotherapy offers many advantages over conventional radiation, including fewer side effects and risks of treatment. Our team is able to provide a more aggressive approach to treating the following cancers that may be more effective than other treatment options.
- Anal Cancers
- Brain Tumors
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancers
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gynecologic Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Recurrent Cancers
- Childhood Cancers
Proton Beam Therapy
Proton therapy uses radiation to target cancerous tumors. With extreme precision, proton beams destroy tumors without damaging healthy tissue and also reduces the chance for side effects and long-term complications.
Our Unique Approach to Patient Care
Expert, Skilled Care
We strive to deliver the best cancer care in the world. The Proton Therapy Center is transforming radiotherapy for many cancers in Greater Cincinnati and beyond through our expertise, spirit of purpose and deep compassion for each of our patients.
Why UC Health?
Our Proton Therapy Center houses the only gantry fully dedicated to basic proton research in the world. This research helps to keep us at the leading-edge of cancer care.
We deliver precise proton radiation by accelerating hydrogen ions to high speeds — approximately two-thirds the speed of light — inside of a 90-ton device called a cyclotron.
Low-Intensity Treatment, High-Level Care
Protons enter the body and come to a complete stop once they reach a tumor, reducing harmful side effects and long-term complications.
Advancements In Cancer
We are honored to be the only place in the world using our dedicated proton research gantry for FLASH radiotherapy, an experimental treatment that could innovate the future of cancer treatment, by delivering radiation therapy at ultra-high dose rates in typically less than one second. Compared to conventional radiotherapy, FLASH radiotherapy is over 100 times faster and preclinical studies have shown better tumor control, reduced normal tissue toxicity and immunological advantages.
For Columbus mom of three, the Proton Therapy Center treatment team “felt like friends.” After complications from the removal of her implants in 2017 that led to doctors’ discovery of a rare tumor, Meagan began treatment that included radiation therapy at the Proton Therapy Center.
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By advancing medicine, our life-changing research and treatments help countless patients here and around the world. Please donate today.