In June, the New York Proton Center marked a wonderful milestone: treating our 4,000th patient! With a steadfast commitment to improving the lives of cancer patients, we are proud to have achieved record-setting growth and are honored to remain a trusted provider of top-notch cancer care.
Proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment, has emerged as a transformative care option for many cancer patients. By delivering ultra-precise radiation directly to cancer cells while minimizing damage to nearby healthy tissues, proton therapy offers new hope and improved outcomes for many adults and children battling cancer. Proton therapy patients often experience fewer side effects and better maintain their quality of life, making it a game changer in the world of cancer treatment.
As the only provider of the treatment in New York state, NYPC has been a leader in harnessing the power of proton therapy, making it accessible to patients from New York and well beyond. Beyond treating the most complex case mix of any center nationally, NYPC is also leading the industry in research; more than 97% of our patients are enrolled on clinical trials that are making immense advancements in the field.
Our treatment of more than 4,000 patients in under 4 years reflects our unwavering commitment to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. We deliver the highest quality experience and support to every individual who walks through our doors, with the utmost dedication to their well-being and long-term outcomes.
We understand that fighting cancer is not just about delivering the most advanced form of therapy available; it also involves addressing the emotional, psychological, and logistical challenges that patients and their families face. At NYPC, we provide comprehensive support services to ensure a holistic approach to care.
Treating our 4,000th patient is a humbling achievement that would not have been possible without the incredible dedication and expertise of NYPC’s exceptional team. Our experienced radiation oncologists, nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and patient coordinators work tirelessly to assist our patients and their loved ones at every step of their journey. We offer emotional support, help navigate the complexities of treatment, and connect patients with additional resources as needed. We create a supportive network that empowers patients and their families to face cancer with strength and resilience.
As we celebrate this moment, we are filled with gratitude for the trust our patients have placed in us. We’re also hugely thankful for the support of our partner hospitals: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System, and Mount Sinai Health System. We remain dedicated to advancing the field of proton therapy and making this life-changing treatment accessible to all who can benefit from it.
In the years to come, we look forward to setting many more milestones like this one, with the ultimate goal of changing the lives of countless more patients fighting cancer.