Proton Therapy

A consortium of Michigan health systems has created a joint venture to bring an emerging cancer treatment to the state’s residents. The treatment, called proton beam therapy, is an innovative form of radiation treatment with potential to cause fewer side effects and less damage to healthy tissue compared to traditional radiation.

We believe a consortium approach is the right way to pursue this expensive but exciting new therapy.

The people of Michigan should decide what’s best for Michiganders. The health systems involved in this consortium have been the trusted source of medical care for Michigan residents for many years. The patients we serve are our friends, our neighbors and our colleagues. Together, we will investigate the best new therapies for our own community and state.

We urge you to contact Gov. Jennifer Granholm and your state legislators and urge them to support this consortium approach to proton beam therapy.