Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool from late 2020.
Dr Emma Hudson is a consultant in Clinical Oncology with almost a decade of experience specialising in the treatment of all aspects of gynaecological (ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulva) and lung cancers. Her clinical research interests include the use of novel agents in ovarian and cervical cancer and small cell cancer, particularly extra pulmonary small cell. She has a strong research background with a 1st class honours in Clinical Pharmacology and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Emma Hudson is the UK Chief Investigator of the AtTEnd trial, an international multicentre NCRI endorsed trial which is in development and Principal Investigator of multiple national trials in ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. She has been invited to attend ENGOT gynaecological cancer academy workshops and is a reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Outside of work Dr Emma Hudson spends time with her two young children and rescue dogs, enjoying the great outdoors doing various activities such as cycling, sailing, cross country skiing, playing tennis or walking in the wonderful mountains and coastal pathways of Wales. She's also been involved in extensive charity work for Velindre Cancer Centre, and, some of her plights include running the Cardiff Half Marathon, climbing Kilimanjaro and cycling across North America and Canada.
Member of the trials management group of several trials including STATEC, CEBOC and PAZOFOS
Member on the tumour Specific Expert Panel of the Macmillan Horizons project for Gynaecology
Member of GMC
Member of FRCR
Dr Emma Hudson does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Emma Hudson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Emma Hudson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.
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