Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy. Both proton therapy and standard radiation work by changing the molecular structure of cancer cells to prevent them from growing and reproducing. Both treatments work to eradicate tumors and cancer cells – the difference is in the type of radiation the way that radiation is delivered.
At a construction site on 126th Street in East Harlem, what is being built could be a matter of life and death to those who visit. It is the New York Proton Center, and when it starts taking patients in February 2019, it will be the first of its kind in the state…
Nearly nine years after a consortium of hospitals first started planning to bring a [proton] therapy center to New York, the more than $300 million project is nearing completion.
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