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.
The radiotherapy treatment comes from an electrical machine called a ‘Linear accelerator’ and is directed as a beam to the part of the body that needs to be treated. Treatment is given daily over a period of days or weeks and you may hear people call these treatments ‘fractions’. They are just a fraction of your treatment dose and plan.
Chemotherapy at the Rutherford takes place in our modern therapy suites, consisting of up to ten treatment areas offering treatment for haematology/oncology patients requiring systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and supportive care in an outpatient setting. The infusion therapy suites are available for patients undergoing treatment for breast, urology, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, and both malignant and non-malignant haematology disorders.
Dr Wright graduated in 1993 and completed medical registrar training in 1996. Thereafter she embarked on specialist training in Clinical Oncology in Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne and Western Australia including MSc in Oncology Science, Glasgow University.
In April 2005 Dr Wright was appointed Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne and has accumulated experience in treating colorectal and breast malignancy using chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and modern targeted/biological therapies. In 2015 she was appointing Training Program Director for Clinical Oncology training in the North East and is currently Network Lead for Radiotherapy Research.
Dr Wright's areas of interest include:
Breast Cancer - adjuvant and palliative therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted/biological therapy
Colorectal Cancer - adjuvant and palliative therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted/biological therapy
Dr Wright lives in rural Northumberland and enjoys outdoors, Labradors and good food.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology and Clinical Oncology, London
Dr Kathryn Wright does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Kathryn Wright does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Kathryn Wright 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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