The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has broken ground on a site where advanced radiation therapy will be delivered.

The network recently announced it has begun preparations for installing a new proton therapy system at its cancer center campus in Milwaukee. This form of cancer therapy is not yet available in Wisconsin, and Froedtert and the MCW say they expect to begin offering it starting in 2025.

Proton therapy relies on “high-energy beams of proton particles” rather than X-rays to deliver precise doses of radiation to cancerous tumors, the release shows. Because this treatment can send high levels of radiation in a targeted way, cancer can be affected while nearby healthy tissues and organs are spared.

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