Bioscience

Mayo Clinic unveils plans for sophisticated cancer treatment

November 16, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Mayo Clinic today unveiled plans to build a new $182 million radiation therapy center in Phoenix that will provide advanced treatment to children and adults with complicated cancer cases.

The Mayo Clinic’s proton-beam therapy program will include new 100,000-square-foot facilities that will open in late 2014 or 2015 in Phoenix and Rochester, Minn.

Advocates of proton-beam therapy say it provides more targeted radiation to tumors, lessening the damage to healthy tissue when compared with conventional X-ray radiation treatment.

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