Central DuPage Hospital and ProCure Celebrate Grand Opening of Proton Center

CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, Brings First Proton Therapy Center to Illinois and Surrounding Region

WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The state’s first proton therapy center, offering the most advanced form of radiation treatment to patients with cancer, will open today as patients, physicians and representatives from Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), Radiation Oncology Consultants (ROC) and ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. (ProCure) gather for a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony. The CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center, is the ninth such center in the country. It is the second in a network of proton therapy centers developed and operated by ProCure, the only company in the world with more than one center treating patients.

“CDH is dedicated to investing in the future of cancer treatment and providing the best possible treatment options for our patients,” said Jim Spear, executive vice president and CFO of Central DuPage Hospital. “Coupled with the CDH Cancer Center next door, the Warrenville site is one of the most comprehensive cancer treatment locations in the Midwest.”

The campus, conveniently located near Rt. 88 on Weaver Parkway in Warrenville, is home to the CDH Proton Center, A ProCure Center and CDH Cancer Center. Once fully operational, the 60,000 sq. ft. proton center will be able to treat about 1,500 patients a year.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment and important alternative to standard X-ray radiation for patients with cancer. The precision of proton therapy spares healthy tissue and results in far fewer short- and long-term treatment side effects. Proton therapy has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a broad range of tumor types including prostate, head and neck, brain, central nervous system, lung, sarcomas, gastrointestinal and many pediatric cancers. The precision of proton therapy makes it especially effective for treating children and adults with anatomically complex tumors such base of skull and tumors along the spinal cord.

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