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 now available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool.
Dr Hassan Shikhrakab is a dedicated and compassionate Consultant Medical Oncologist who specialises in the field of Oncology. He has a vast wealth of experience, as well as a commanding academic record, maintaining high standards within the medical practice. Able to demonstrate strong clinical expertise with proven ability to assess and investigate symptoms and make decisions for the most appropriate treatment for his patients.
Certificate of specialist training in Medical Oncology ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) -2012, 2015
MRCP (The Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom) - 2003