Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats Its 1,000th Patient

The Texas Center for Proton Therapy is reaching a milestone this week with the treatment of its 1,000th patient.

The Las Colinas-based center has been around since 2015, and remains the only provider in North Texas for the extremely precise form of radiation treatment. It’s a collaboration of Texas Oncology, the US Oncology Network, McKesson Specialty Health, and Baylor Scott & White Health.

A 68-year-old man from Duncanville will bring the center into quadruple digits, as doctors target a rare plasmacytoma tumor at the base of his skull.

Three years into existence, 43 percent of patients at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy have been treated for tumors in the brain, central nervous system, head and neck, or base of the skull.