At University of Maryland, First Cancer Patients Receive Proton Therapy at New Maryland Proton Treatment Center

February 23, 2016

Maryland Proton CenterThe University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) announced today that the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) has treated its first cancer patients with proton therapy at a new $200 million facility in the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore.

The 110,000-square-foot center, which houses a 90-ton cyclotron, is the first in the Eastern U.S. to offer image guided intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) --the most advanced and precise form of radiation therapy.

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