Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving City Council voted on Sep. 27 in favor of entering into an economic incentive agreement with Texas Oncology to establish a $105 million, cutting-edge proton therapy center within the city. The selection of a site at 1501 W. Royal Lane for the 50,000-square-foot center offering the world’s most advanced cancer treatment was announced last month by Texas Oncology.
“Irving has a world-class medical community, and the proton therapy center provides our physicians with yet another unique tool for effectively treating cancer patients,” said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. “The opening of this facility in Irving will not only benefit the lives of North Texas cancer patients, but also will enhance our community with high-paying new jobs and increased tax revenue.”
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that has been particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers. The Irving proton therapy center is only the 10th facility of its kind in the United States.
Source: City of Irving