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 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.
Get in Touch
If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or