The Georgia Proton Treatment Center ("GPTC") is a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Construction of the facility commenced in March of 2013, and the project is currently 80% complete. With the completion of the remaining interior improvements, installation of the treatment equipment, and construction of the planned 165 space attached parking structure, the facility is scheduled to be open for operation in late 2018. When complete, the facility will consist of a three-story, 113,774 SF best-in-class cancer treatment center.  

GPTC will be within walking distance of Emory University Hospital Midtown’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia’s Midtown neighborhood and will be staffed by physicians and other medical professionals from Emory Healthcare and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center.

The Facility will be equipped with proton therapy technology from Varian Medical Systems, Inc., including pencil beam scanning and intensity modulated proton therapy as well as a robotic positioning system, and a full suite of advanced imaging technology, including on-gantry Cone-Beam CT Volumetric imaging. 

The proton system will be capable of providing proton beam treatments to patients in five treatment rooms with annual patient throughput of approximately 1,755 patients.

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Development Timeline

  • 2012:  Land acquisition
  • 2013:  Ground breaking
  • Summer 2017: Construction resumes
  • Fall 2017:  Varian proton equipment installation.  Beam commissioning begins.
  • Spring 2018: Building construction complete  
  • Fall 2018:  Patient consults begin
  • Winter 2018:  First patient treatment