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.
News and Updates
- Road Closure: The proton therapy equipment is a complex, state of the art system with various components that weigh up to 90 tons. In order for us to safely and carefully install the equipment into the building, we plan, in close coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the City of Atlanta, to close one block of Juniper Street between Ponce De Leon Avenue and North Avenue from June to October 2017. Residents and commuters are encouraged to follow the detour signs to Argonne Avenue/ Central Park Place and North Avenue or consider other alternate routes during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to residents and commuters and appreciate your patience as we work to provide our community with a powerful cancer fighting tool that will help save thousands of lives every year.
- Approval by Invest Atlanta, the city's economic development arm: Please click here for article.
- 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