Our Center

The James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center is the first hospital-based treatment center in the world and has treated over 17,500 patients, more than any other treatment center. With over 20 years experience in using proton therapy to treat disease, our expertise is unsurpassed.

1990 James M. Slater, MD pioneered the field of proton therapy at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) and it remained the only hospital-based treatment center of its kind in the United States until 2003.

By 2005, 10,000 patients had received treatment at the LLUMC Proton Treatment and Research Center. Over the next decade, installation of a robotic assisted position unit allowed additional precision to the proton beam positioning. In 2010, LLUMC celebrated the 20th anniversary of the James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center.

The staff at the James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center are some of the most qualified in field of Radiation Medicine, and they bring a wealth of experience in treating patients with a variety of cancers and conditions. Since 1990, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Proton Treatment Center has been leading the way in effective, cutting-edge prostate cancer treatment with protons. Simply put: we have treated the most patients with proton therapy and have the most experienced staff in the world.

For more information please call 1-800-PROTONS or click here for a free information packet and DVD.

Why Chose Loma Linda Protons, Infographic