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Northwestern Medicine Proton Center


The Northwestern Medicine Proton Center* is the first and only proton therapy center in Illinois to bring innovative proton radiation treatment to patients.

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation therapy offering precision treatment with fewer side effects. It has been shown to be effective in treating certain types of cancerous tumors and some non-cancerous tumors and malformations, such as tangled blood vessels. The following tumors are the ones that often benefit from proton therapy, including:

  • Prostate
  • Brain
  • Breast cancer and tumors
  • Pediatric
  • Head and neck
  • Base of skull
  • Spinal
  • Melanoma of the eye
  • Lung
  • Gastrointestinal

For more information on proton therapy and to learn if you might be a candidate, please call 877.887.5807.

Parking and Transportation

Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.


The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.


Hours vary on holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4 (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve. Please call to confirm.