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Heavyweight cancer-fighter arrives at SCCA proton center

The 220-ton cyclotron will offer the most precise form of cancer therapy available today

March 26, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

The weekend marked the delivery of the cyclotron for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, a ProCure Center, located on Northwest Hospital & Medical Center's campus. The cyclotron is the core piece of equipment used in proton therapy, an alternative to standard X-ray radiation for the treatment of cancer. It can accelerate protons to nearly the speed of light in order to create a beam of energy that will deliver targeted and effective treatments to cancer patients. SCCA Proton Therapy will open in spring 2013.

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SCCA breaks ground on region's first proton therapy center

Construction begins on radiation treatment facility; opens 2013 on Northwest Hospital campus

March 24, 2011

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, together with ProCure Treatment Centers Inc., held a ceremonial groundbreaking March 22 on a new proton therapy center in north Seattle that will provide a first-of-its-kind treatment option for cancer patients throughout the Northwest. When it opens in early 2013 on the campus of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, the 60,000-square-foot facility will be among only a handful of centers in the nation to offer proton therapy.

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