Following years of planning, The University of Kansas Health System has received the equipment necessary for a new proton therapy treatment center, designed by architecture planning and design firm Hoefer Welker in partnership with Stantec. The construction of the new proton therapy center is in partnership with McCownGordon Construction and construction firm Linbeck. Located in Kansas City, Kansas, the facility spans 38,200 square feet.
One of only 38 proton therapy centers in the United States, the new facility will be the only cancer center to offer this specialized form of radiation treatment throughout Kansas and its surrounding states, including Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Arkansas. Treatment will be offered through The University of Kansas Cancer Center when complete, with the multimillion-dollar care center serving cancer patients throughout the region and beyond. The project is tentatively slated to be completed in December and will be open to patients in January 2022.