Philadelphia PT center under construction

The five treatment room Roberts Proton Therapy Center, designed to offer a calm and reassuring environment to comfort its patients, is currently being built on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.

The facility, part of the university’s Department of Radiation Oncology, consists of a comprehensive proton therapy facility allowing full association of proton therapy with conventional radiation treatment, currently provided by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).

The imposing equipment will operate very quietly and will be hidden behind a wall, and once the patients will be in position for treatment, all they will hear is a gentle gong to let them now the proton beam is being delivered. Indeed, patient comfort is key and efforts are made to create a serene environment and make the treatment rooms as patient-friendly as possible.