Amid News That Others Like It Have Struggled, DFW’s Lone Proton Therapy Center Says It’s Viable, With Room For Growth

Coming up on three years since it first started treating patients, the Texas Center for Proton Therapy has administered proton beam therapy to 1,000 people. It’s a rate that’s kept the $105 million facility financially viable, even as it seeks to take on higher volumes moving forward, the center says. “I think patient volumes have been pretty consistent with what I was expecting coming in,” says Dr. Andrew Lee, who heads the facility. “This is not my first proton center. Just personally, I’ve been very pleased and honored to be part of the team that’s brought proton therapy to the… Full Story

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… Full Story