DANBURY — A proposed cancer treatment center that would use novel radiation technology to kill more tumor cells and fewer healthy tissue has cleared its first regulatory hurdle.
Proton Danbury, an $80 million facility proposed in the spring, has completed its application with a state oversight agency, clearing the way for a public hearing, a state spokesman confirmed on Thursday.
The Danbury proposal is one of two “proton therapy” cancer centers in Connecticut under review by the state Office of Health Strategy.
The other proton therapy proposal, being launched in a partnership between two of the state’s major health systems, uses the same novel technology that is being touted in Danbury as a more precise way to target cancer tumors than traditional X-ray beams, commonly called radiation.
That proposal by Hartford Health Care and Yale New Haven Health has also completed its application with the state, and is awaiting a