News | July 13, 2009

ProCure Opens Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City

July 13, 2009 - The new ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City celebrated its official grand opening on July 8, 2009, where patients with head and neck, brain, central nervous system, prostate and some pediatric cancers will be treated at the new Center

The center is the first in a network of ProCure centers, which treat patient with proton therapy, to open across the country. ProCure has a second center under construction in the suburbs of Chicago, scheduled to open in early 2011; and centers in development in New Jersey, south Florida and Detroit, Mich.

According to Procure Inc., there is a need for protons that is not accommodated for, as an estimated 250,000 patients could benefit from proton therapy annually while only 6,000 treatment slots are available through the five centers that have been operating to date.

The Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City is affiliated with INTEGRIS Health, the largest Oklahoma-owned, not-for-profit health system in the state. INTEGRIS is opening the cancer institute adjacent to the proton therapy Center and will provide treatment and services to patients who may need additional care while undergoing proton therapy.

The 60,000-square-foot center will have four treatment rooms with a treatment capacity of 1,500 patients a year. Patients will be chosen according to medical appropriateness and evaluated by a physician review board. Patients under treatment will have personal care teams of medical professionals who will remain with them throughout their treatment. The team will involve patients’ personal physicians to allow for a continuum of care.

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