State Approves $237M OSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Plans
OSF HealthCare's $237 million Comprehensive Cancer Center got the OK from the state to move forward Tuesday.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Review Board approved a certificate of need for the center's construction on OSF's Peoria campus. It will utilize proton beam therapy, a pinpoint-targeted radiation treatment that leaves surrounding healthy tissue untouched.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will be only the second proton beam therapy facility in Illinois, and just one of 32 in North America.
With fundraising, the goal is to start the innovative new cancer treatments in Peoria as early as 2023.
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