Proton International at UAB
Proton International, in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has broken ground on the first proton therapy facility in the state set to open January 2020. Proton therapy uses highly precise proton beams instead of traditional X-rays to attack tumors. It is available at only 25 locations in the United States, most associated with academic medical centers. The therapy delivers a more precise dose of radiation to a tumor and can avoid damage to healthy surrounding tissue better than conventional X-ray radiation. Proton International is a leader in the field of proton therapy. The UAB center will be its fourth project in the United States, with two already treating patients and one under construction. The company also has two centers in Europe underway.
Parking is available adjacent to the facility.