Jacksonville, FL — It's a $233 million investment--- Mayo Clinic has announced plans to build a new integrated oncology facility that includes proton beam therapy on its campus in Jacksonville.
Mayo Clinic says the new 140,000 square-foot facility will incorporate innovative technology to deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients.
"This facility will give us the ability to offer our patients the full spectrum of cancer treatment options, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, CAR-T cell therapy, surgery, proton beam therapy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and traditional radiotherapy. It will also give patients access to proton beam therapy clinical trials offered through our National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center," says Kent Thielen, M.D., the CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Mayo Clinic says its proton beam therapy program uses pencil beam scanning, which delivers precise radiotherapy. Mayo Clinic says this reduces toxicity and negative side effects in patients and is ideal for people with tumors close to, or in, vital organs.
Mayo Clinic hopes to have this new facility completed in late 2023.