Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center

Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center

A new era in cancer care is here!

Penn Medicine and Virtua Health have partnered to create South Jersey’s first Proton Therapy Center, launching a new era in cancer-care for our region. Proton therapy is the most advanced form of radiation treatment, which precisely targets cancerous tumors while sparing surrounding organs and tissues.

The Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center offers new hope for recovery, survival, and improved quality of life for patients. 

Located at 200 Bowman Drive in Voorhees, New Jersey, patients can now access this advanced cancer treatment with the added comfort of staying closer to home. 

Comprehensive Care

No two people or two cancers are alike. Depending on your condition and type of cancer, your experienced team will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This may include a combination of proton therapy with other treatments including traditional photon radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or surgery. 

The proton therapy center is connected to the Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Radiation Oncology suite, and part of the comprehensive Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Cancer Program. This offers patients convenient access to a full range of services, support, and clinical trials. You’ll also be paired with an oncology nurse navigator who will guide you every step of the way.

About Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is a painless, noninvasive treatment that uses a beam of high-energy protons to destroy cancer cells. Doctors can finely control the beam, so it precisely targets the cancer and then stops, preventing radiation from moving through healthy tissue and surrounding organs.

Proton therapy is used to treat patients with cancer tumors located near highly sensitive areas or tumors that cannot be completely removed by surgery. Cancer types that may be treated with proton therapy include:

•  Brain 

•  Breast

•  Gastrointestinal (anal, colon, esophageal, liver, pancreatic, rectal)

•  Gynecologic (cervical)

•  Head and Neck

•  Kidney

•  Lung

•  Lymphoma

•  Mesothelioma

•  Oropharyngeal (throat)

•  Prostate

•  Sarcomas

•  Spine

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Connect with a Proton Coordinator

To request a proton therapy consultation at the Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center in Voorhees, N.J., visit or call 856-247-7334.

856-247-7334 856-247-7334 Live Chat

Shining a Light on Proton Therapy


Take a look behind the scenes in the Proton Therapy Center. Meet the physicians, leaders, and patients who shared their experiences about this advanced cancer therapy and its impact on the community, during the Penn Medicine | Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center preview event.

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Special Delivery: 90-ton machine at the heart of the Proton Therapy Center


In a key construction milestone, Virtua and Penn Medicine recently celebrated the arrival of the proton facility’s centerpiece: a massive machine called a cyclotron. This revolutionary device accelerates sub-atomic particles to hit and destroy cancer.

Shipped from Germany, the cyclotron was lifted into place by an immense crane, and will undergo months of calibration to ensure pinpoint accuracy of the therapy. Learn more about the cyclotron here.

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