In 2015, there were more than 30 particle therapy centers under construction across the globe. These proton therapy centers included roughly 80 treatment rooms to address various forms of cancer. This is significant because there are currently more than 95,000 people located in Europe, Asia, and the United States that have benefited by receiving these advanced cancer treatment options.
As of this year, the “US Proton Therapy Outlook 2017,” which was released by RNCOS, estimated that there would be approximately 27 operational proton therapy centers in the United States. When considering that proton therapy was initially utilized in 1995 to treat patients in research settings, due to the imaging techniques of that time period, tumors couldn’t be accurately pinpointed.