In the News: Central Ohio's first proton therapy center opens to treat children and adults

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) celebrated the opening of a $100 million, 55,000 square foot proton therapy center on December 20, 2023. This is the first treatment facility in central Ohio offering a highly targeted form of radiation therapy for treatment of complex tumors that cannot be removed through surgery.

“Proton therapy is the perfect example of personalized care in cancer. You can target the proton beam in a highly specific way that results in virtually no damage to the surrounding healthy tissues,” said Arnab Chakravarti, MD, director of the proton therapy center and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at OSUCCC – James. 

Located on Ohio State’s west campus at 2121 Kenny Road, the proton therapy center offers comprehensive radiation oncology treatment options for both adult and pediatric patients at a single location.

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