September 11, 2023- In a randomized trial, published in The Lancet Oncology, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers uncover evidence supporting a shorter treatment time for breast cancer patients. The study compared two separate dosing schedules of pencil-beam scanning proton therapy, the most advanced type of proton therapy known for its precision in targeting cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue to reduce the risk of side effects.
Mayo Clinic is expanding its proton beam therapy services in Rochester, Minnesota, with a $200 million facility expansion project expected to open in 2027. Mayo Clinic opened its first Minnesota proton facility in 2015. In 2016, Mayo Clinic opened the Southwest’s first proton therapy facility at its Arizona site. Now, construction is underway on a new, 200,000-square-foot integrated oncology building on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida where proton beam therapy will be delivered to patients when available in 2026.