Provision Center for Proton Therapy recently treated its 200th patient. We’ve treated patients from 18 states and four countries since treating patient number one on January 20, 2014. The milestone of 100 patients was reached back in August.
The center opened less than two years after breaking ground in April 2012. A 220-ton cyclotron, a particle accelerator that produces protons, was installed a year ago in January 2013 at the center, which sits on the 120-acre comprehensive outpatient medical campus at Dowell Springs in Knoxville. The pastoral campus provides a resort setting with paved walking trails, waterfalls, beautiful landscape that reflects the areas natural beauty and benches to rest, visit, read, reflect or just observe nature. With out-of-town patients from other states and countries traveling to Knoxville for treatments at Provision Center for Proton Therapy, the economic impact to the Knoxville community is significant.
We are extremely honored to be able to offer the most advanced cancer treatment in the world to the Knoxville and surrounding communities. We welcome the international patients who are researching and seeking out proton therapy as their treatment of choice.