San Antonio Report: UT Health San Antonio partners with Georgia-based company to build new cancer treatment center

Dr. Ruben Mesa and Dr. Mark Bonnen, Mays Cancer Center, are both quoted in the below story on the planned proton cancer therapy center, in partnership with Proton International. Unlike with X-ray radiation, proton therapy uses beams of high-energy protons, or positively charged particles in atoms, to precisely target tumors while largely sparing surrounding healthy tissues and reducing side effects. The proton therapy center at UT Health San Antonio will be the first in the city and South Texas, and one of only about 40 in the United States.

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