Earlier this week, the New York Proton Center had the privilege to welcome U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) for a tour of our facility in East Harlem! During the tour, Rep. Espaillat had the opportunity to meet some of our amazing staff and see firsthand the inner workings of proton therapy.
As the only facility dedicated to proton therapy in New York State, our team including CEO Jon Weinbach and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charles B. Simone, II appreciated the opportunity to show Rep. Espaillat the life-changing work NYPC does every day and to speak with him about access to care for patients with a wide range of complex cancers who benefit from proton radiation.
NYPC is the product of a unique consortium of partners including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, and Mount Sinai Health System. Nearly three years since opening our doors to patients, NYPC has become the fastest growing proton center in the country, distinguishing itself as a national leader in research that demonstrates the benefits of proton therapy for treating adult and pediatric cancers.
It is thanks to the passion of individuals like Rep. Espaillat that we continue to thrive in New York City. We are grateful for his support.