DESPITE HIGH COSTS, ENTITIES FORGING AHEAD WITH CENTERS AROUND COUNTRY
By Jessica Griffith
When ProVision Healthcare LLC solidified its plans for a comprehensive cancer campus in Knoxville, Tenn., it was a “no-brainer” to include a proton therapy center.
“Right now, proton therapy is one of the most cutting-edge treatments you can receive,” says Scott Warwick, executive director of oncology services for Knoxville-based ProVision, which plans to break ground early next year on the Proton Therapy Center at Dowell Springs.
Due to the “cutting edge” label attached to proton beam therapy, the facilities needed to house them have also attracted plenty of attention. In fact, the number of proton therapy centers has taken off and continues to take off.
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