SFPTI treats its first patient with Proton Therapy
November 18, 2019
Delray Beach, FL – The South Florida Proton Therapy Institute, a Proton International facility is proud to announce their first patient was treated with Proton Therapy on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. The Center treated 6 patients on day one and will continue to add patients in the coming weeks.
The center is located on Delray Medical Center’s campus at 5280 Linton Boulevard and now offers both traditional radiation as well as proton therapy. It is one of only 34 centers in the United States to offer Proton Therapy. The location also provides added convenience to patients that may need to access additional services at Delray Medical Center.
The Center’s technology platform is Varian Medical Systems new and innovative ProBeam 360 that incorporates new advances for precise treatment.
Tim Williams M.D. is the Medical Director of SFPTI and has long been a leader in radiation oncology services in the Palm Beach County. Over the years Dr. Williams has always been on the forefront of new technology for his patients and this is another exciting example making sure his patients have the most recent advances in oncology. "Proton therapy is the latest and by far the most advanced radiation treatment available. At SFPTI we use these highly precise particle beams instead of traditional x-rays to treat tumors more precisely, with much less exposure to the surrounding normal tissues.” said Dr. Williams. “Proton therapy can be used to treat children with cancer as well as adult tumors of the brain, spine, head and neck, lung, prostate, GI tract, and breast tumors. I am truly grateful to finally be able to make this long-standing vision of bringing this world-class technology to south Florida a reality”
Proton Therapy uses highly precise proton beams instead of traditional X-rays to treat the tumor leading to more precise and conformal treatment of the tumor with less dose to normal tissues. Proton therapy is used to treat tumors of the brain and central nervous system, spine, head and neck, lung, prostate, liver, and gastrointestinal tract and colon, and some breast tumors.
“Proton International is focused on a singular mission, to bring this important and relevant technology to more people that can benefit from it. The fact that we can now make this available to the citizens of Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas is a mission fulfilled’” said Chris Chandler, CEO of Proton International. “Dr. Tim Williams and his team will now be able to use this outstanding tool to improve short and long-term cancer outcomes for patients and their families.”
About Proton International
Proton International, www.protonintl.com, 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 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.
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