Mayo Clinic bets big on an experimental cancer treatment

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Mayo Clinic is embarking on a $370 million experiment into whether tiny proton beams are the best way to zap cancer tumors, with the resulting building projects creating hundreds of construction jobs along the way.

The health care field might be lucky that Mayo Clinic is one of the first health providers to try out pencil-beam proton therapy, said Jack Militello, director of the University of St. Thomas’ Health Care UST MBA program. “Let’s trust Mayo to act responsibly to see how good this is on return of investment and improving people’s health.”

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Originally published: 09/29/2011, Finance and Commerce