US Proton Therapy Market Opportunity Analysis

May 19, 2015, 10:25 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "US Proton Therapy Market Opportunity Analysis" report to their offering. 

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In US, there are 14 proton therapy centers catering to a potential patient base of more than 350,000 cancer patients with respect to treatment with proton therapy. This number is expected to cross 24 by 2020. This number of centers, though not sizable, still points to a huge multi Billion dollar potential market for the companies, though there would still be a majority of cancer patients who can likely benefit with proton therapy, but who may have fallen off the map. 

The market for proton therapy centers and the demand for these facilities are growing driven by the number of cancer diagnoses. Of this prostate cancer that has about 186,320 patient additions a year has seen a favorable impression of the therapy. There are also other positive aspects in this scenario such as that of the Loma Linda facility which has been using protons to treat men with prostate cancer since 1991 and found that major rectal and urinary side effects occur among less than 1% of its patients. The absence of such risks associated with other radiation treatments or surgery is a major driving factor driving the demand for proton therapy among patients. 

In the US the way forward for proton therapy is expected to be in establishing a nationwide network of proton facilities, given that so many cancer patients lack access to the technology. In doing this the role of the corporate and private medical sector would be equal or more than the academic proton centers which their own issues to grapple with. Another area of development that will promote growth in this sector is that of proton beam technology itself which is rapidly advancing. We can expect to see American centers upgrading to intensity modulated proton beam therapy that will make it more accurate. 

Report Highlight: 

- US Proton Therapy Market Overview 
- Targeted Patient Base & Economic Capacity Analysis 
- Proton Therapy Cost Analysis 
- Proton Therapy Reimbursement Policy 
- Proton Therapy Center Infrastructure Analysis 
- US Proton Therapy Market Dynamics 
- Insight on Operating & Upcoming Proton Therapy Centers 

Key Topics Covered: 

1. Introduction to Proton Therapy 

2. Proton Therapy Compared With Other Radiation Therapies 

3. US Proton Therapy Market Overview 

4. Targeted Patient Base & Economic Capacity Analysis 

5. US Proton Therapy Center Infrastructure Analysis: Treatment Rooms & Proton Accelerator 

6. US Proton Therapy Market Dynamics 

7. Operating Proton Therapy Centers 

8. Upcoming Proton Therapy Centers 

9. Proton Therapy Equipment Suppliers 

Companies Mentioned 

Operating Proton Therapy Centers: 
- A ProCure Center 
- CDH Proton Center 
- Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute 
- Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center 
- James M. Slater Proton Treatment and Research Center 
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Proton Center 
- MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center 
- ProCure Proton Therapy Center (New Jersey & Oklahoma City
- Provision Center for Proton Therapy 
- Roberts Proton Therapy Center 
- S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center 
- SCCA Proton Therapy 
- Scripps Proton Therapy Center 
- University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute 

Upcoming Proton Therapy Centers: 
- Dallas Proton Treatment Center 
- Emory Proton Therapy Center 
- Hitachi Proton Therapy 
- Maryland Proton Treatment Center 
- Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program 
- Mevion Proton Therapy 
- Optivus Proton Therapy 
- Proton Therapy Center at First Coast Oncology 
- Proton Therapy Equipment Suppliers: IBA Proton Therapy 
- Texas Center for Proton Therapy 
- The McLaren Proton Therapy Center 
- UF Health Cancer Center 
- Varian Proton Therapy 
- Willis-Knighton Health System 

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