Precision. Passion.

Oklahoma Proton Center's mission is to improve the lives of patients with cancer by increasing access to proton therapy.

ABOUT OKLAHOMA PROTON CENTER

Oklahoma Proton Center is dedicated to bringing proton therapy to patients by using a comprehensive approach that provides state-of-the-art proton therapy in a healing environment. We collaborate with leading radiation oncology practices and hospitals to bring the benefits of proton therapy to their patients.

Hear about how the Center started from founder John Cameron





our history

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure, was founded by John Cameron, PhD, a particle physicist who is among the pioneers in proton therapy. Dr. Cameron was instrumental in the development of the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (now IU Health Proton Therapy Center), the third proton therapy center to open in the United States.

The center's was founded to carry out his mission: To improve the lives of patients with cancer by increasing access to proton therapy.

Dr. Cameron brought together a skilled senior management team of proton therapy experts who had been involved in the construction and operation of centers in the United States and internationally.

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure, opened in July 2009 and the ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset, New Jersey, opened in March 2012.

Milestones

2007
April 9

Groundbreaking for The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City.

2008
May 12

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, receives its 220-ton cyclotron, the core piece of equipment used in proton therapy – en-route to a world record 27-month construction timeline.

May 14

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, receives an additional $35 million round of equity funding from Oklahoma City-based McClendon Venture Company, LLC (MVC).

October 29

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, announces collaboration with Oklahoma State University to create undergraduate and graduate programs in medical physics to train the next generation of medical professionals in delivering proton therapy.

2009
July 8

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure, opens in Oklahoma City.

November 12

First group of patients complete treatment at The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City.

2010
April 13

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, becomes first in the world to use ProCure-designed inclined beam technology.

July 8

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, celebrates one year anniversary.

July 16

INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma and The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, announce a breakthrough treatment approach for anal canal cancer.

2011
September 17

The Oklahoma Proton Center, then ProCure in Oklahoma City, celebrates 500 patients treated.

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