JNKCF Team Tours Mayo Clinic in Florida’s Jacksonville Oncology Center

Members of the JNKCF team recently had an opportunity to tour the new Mayo Clinic in Florida Jacksonville Oncology Center. The new center will be the home of the country’s first carbon ion therapy center to treat cancer. The carbon ion center will be built in collaboration with Hitachi and is part of Mayo’s $233 million oncology facility development. Mayo plans to put together a national Scientific Advisory Board composed of doctors and scientists from the U.S. and abroad to study the efficacy and safety of the carbon ion treatment and secure FDA approval so the treatment can be offered in 2025. The Mayo Clinic Florida is a leading National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists and physicists have been studying carbon ion treatment in Asia and Europe for nearly a decade. Joining those pictured here on the tour was JNKCF Director, Linda Anderson.