Illinois CDH Proton Center to open ahead of schedule in October

Proton therapy, an alternative to radiation for the treatment of cancer, will be available in Illinois sooner than expected. Originally slated to open in early 2011, the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, will open its doors Oct. 19, making it the first proton therapy center in Illinois and only the ninth in the country.

“We are very excited to be able to bring the power of protons to patients”

Upon opening, the Center will break the world record for development of a proton therapy center - 24 months from groundbreaking to grand opening.

"We are very excited to be able to bring the power of protons to patients," said William Hartsell, M.D., medical director of the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center. "We are looking forward to treating our first patient and are already receiving inquiries and evaluating patients to determine if they would benefit from proton therapy."

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