The First Proton Center in Illinois

Proton therapy is a targeted and effective cancer treatment. The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center is dedicated to expanding access to proton therapy for patients throughout the Chicagoland area and the Midwest.

The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center is the first proton radiation center in Illinois using state-of-the-art technology to treat adults and children with tumors and cancer from all over the world. Using an advanced device called a cyclotron, experts can manipulate protons to release their energy at precise depths, which means that high doses of radiation are delivered sparing vital tissues and organs near the cancer site. This can minimize side effects and maximize long-term function and quality of life.

The center’s multidisciplinary team of clinical experts develops individualized treatment plans, assuring that patients receive the very best care and most effective treatment possible.

Proton Center