Penn Medicine and Virtua Health are nearing the debut of their new proton therapy center at Virtua’s Voorhees Hospital Campus in Camden County. The $45 million facility will be the first site in South Jersey to offer the promising cancer treatment, which is associated with fewer side effects.
The 8,600-square-foot proton therapy center, which began construction in 2020, is on track to open early next year. The partnership between the two health systems aims to make proton therapy more accessible to cancer patients throughout the region.
Penn Medicine’s existing Roberts Proton Therapy Center opened in Philadelphia in 2010, and a second Penn Medicine facility offering the treatment opened in Lancaster over the summer.
“We’re very proud to partner with Virtua to deliver this revolutionary treatment to South Jersey residents,” said James Metz, chair of radiation oncology at Penn Medicine. “As an international leader in cancer care, we’ve trained more than 70% of the clinicians using proton therapy around the world.”