LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster General Health is celebrating a new, first-of-its-kind cancer treatment center. The new proton therapy center opened on the morning of Friday, Aug. 26.

Proton therapy uses high-energy proton beams to destroy cancer cells.

The treatment offers greater precision and accuracy than that of x-rays.

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This system is being used at the therapy center and is one of the newest and most advanced models in the world.