Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
Oklahoma has a strong aerospace infrastructure, with 54 state-of-art training centers across the state.
In Oklahoma, one in 10 employees derives income from the aviation industry, with an industrial output of nearly $12.5 Billion a year.
Cancer patients have a new option for treatment. Monday, the Integris Cancer Institute of Oklahoma ProCure Proton Therapy Center opened for patients. The new center places Oklahoma City among only six locations in the nation to offer proton therapy for cancer treatment.
According to the National Association for Proton Therapy, proton therapy works much like traditional radiation therapy, but the power of protons is that higher doses can be used to control and manage cancer while significantly reducing damage to healthy tissue and vital organs.
The center offers many benefits to patients including:
In addition to featuring proton or traditional radiation therapy, the new facility houses four radiation therapy accelerators, providing the latest in image-guided respiratory gating and intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
It also has two high-dose-rate brachytherapy suites, where radioactive seeds are placed within the body; a full set of clinical laboratory services; pathology services; and 18 infusion suites, where chemotherapy and immunotherapy is delivered to patients.
For more information regarding services offered or patient referral, go online to integrisOK.com/ or call (877) 811-ICIO (4246).