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Hospitals collaborate on proton therapy treatment facility

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

COLUMBUS

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are collaborating with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring the first proton therapy treatment facility to central Ohio.

This will offer state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment for adult and pediatric cancer patients in one place.

The proton center is to be located at the new 340,000-square-foot outpatient facility planned for Ohio State’s west campus. The proton therapy portion is expected to utilize 55,000 square feet and cost approximately $100 million.

Nationwide Children’s has committed to up to 50 percent of the expected proton center project cost.

Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses protons (positively charged particles) instead of X-rays to kill cancer cells.