Proton International partners with Tampa Oncology and Proton to bring Proton Therapy to Tampa

Tampa, FL —Proton International (PI) and Tampa Oncology and Proton (TOP) are in the final stages of land evaluation to bring proton therapy, an alternative to radiation therapy for treating cancer — to Tampa.

The proton treatment center will be the first in Tampa and one of only about 40 in the country. Dr. Nitesh Paryani will be the Medical Director of the stand-alone Proton Therapy Center.

“We are excited to be able to offer this advanced technology to patients in the Tampa Bay area so that they will no longer have to travel outside the city for this highly effective treatment that will provide increased accuracy and reduced side effects. Tampa is the only major city in Florida without a proton center, and the citizens of the Tampa Bay Area deserve access to the best in cancer care.” said Dr. Nitesh Paryani.

Proton therapy precisely targets tumors, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues. Proton therapy is particularly effective in treating solid cancer tumors, including tumors of the brain, spine, head and neck, lung, prostate, colon, and some breast tumors. It is widely used to treat children with cancer, as children are particularly sensitive to the effects of radiation therapy.

“The Proton International team is pleased to be working with Dr. Paryani to bring this important technology to the citizens of Tampa and the surrounding region. His vision to assure this technology will be available in the fight against cancer will make a real difference in patients’ lives” said Chris Chandler CEO of Proton International.

Every new center will increase the number of proton treatment facilities enrolling patients in national data registries and in clinical research trials to document clinical outcomes and enhance the benefits from an appropriate use of the therapy.

About Proton International

Proton International,, has an experienced team dedicated to bringing proton therapy to patients. The company works with hospitals and physician groups to develop one- and two-room proton therapy facilities on a turnkey basis. The PI team has developed and operated multiple centers and is currently active on several projects. Proton International completed proton centers at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands, University of Alabama Birmingham, and Delray Beach, Florida; where the centers are currently treating patients. The company has several additional centers under design and construction. PI’s business model ensures that projects are completed on time, on budget, and within the scope and needs of the institution. Services include business planning, organizational structure, financing, building design and construction, installation and commissioning, equipment, staff training, and more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Tampa Oncology and Proton

Tampa Oncology and Proton,, is Tampa Bay’s leading provider of advanced radiation therapy and cancer care.  TOP is led by Dr. Nitesh Paryani, a third-generation radiation oncologist whose family has been taking care of cancer patients in Florida since 1957.  Dr. Paryani graduated with honors from Princeton University and received his medical degree with honors in research at the University of Florida.  He went on to complete a residency in Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, where he later became an Instructor of Radiation Oncology as well.  Dr. Paryani serves on the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Association and was recently appointed by Governor DeSantis to the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board.  You can follow Tampa Oncology and Proton on  FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn