According to two articles published by The Arizona Republic, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona is in the process of finishing a new, 380,000 square foot Cancer Center. Due to open in 2015, the new Mayo Clinic Cancer Center will be one of a handful of facilities in the U.S. to offer Proton Beam Therapy.
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Proton Beam Therapy uses an area-focused laser to deliver radiation to cancerous tumors. Because the laser is precisely focused, it doesn’t harm as much of the patient’s healthy surrounding tissue.
The projected completion date for the proton beam is March 2016 — installation began in April 2014.
The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a world renowned medical institution dedicated to the prediction, prevention and treatment of cancer in over 135,000 patients. The Mayo Clinic’s website translates from English into Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese and Arabic, reinforcing just how prevalent the Mayo’s reputation stretches throughout the world.
There are currently three Mayo Clinic Cancer Centers in the United States: one in Scottsdale (AZ), one in Jacksonville (FL) and one in Rochester (MN).
Health leaders expect that patients from all over the world will travel to Phoenix to be treated at the new center.
Here are 5 additional reasons why patients should choose Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic Cancer Center:
- The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of 67 designated cancer centers that has been named a NCI (National Cancer Institute) cancer center
- Competitive peer review grants donated to the Mayo Clinic amass to more than 140 million dollars
- The Mayo Clinic has received 4 NCI SPORE grants (National Cancer Institute Specialized Programs of Research Excellence), which go towards the research of lymphoma, brain, breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer
- The Mayo Clinic has 10 major cancer research programs whose research goes towards the development of new cutting-edge cancer treatments
- The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has more than 350 scientists and doctors working on cancer research