Proton is New Jersey’s largest center for proton therapy, a form of radiation therapy that delivers pencil beam-sized radiation beams to cancerous areas of the body. The procedure minimizes damage to surrounding tissues and organs, compared to traditional gamma ray bombardment therapy.
Radiation oncologists at Northwell, which treats cancer patients throughout the tri-state region, will refer cancer patients to ProCure for various cancers, including pediatric cancers; head and neck cancers,; brain tumors; breast, lung and prostate cancers; among others.
"It has always been our mission to make proton therapy accessible to as many patients as possible," said Dr. Brian Chon, medical director at ProCure NJ. "Our clinical affiliation with Northwell Health allows us to share access to this cutting-edge treatment and takes us another step closer to continuing and fulfilling our mission."