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 Kein Yim is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based in South Wales. He undertook his medical training in the prestigious institutions of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Birmingham, and London (at the Royal Marsden Hospital) and received his Certification of Board of Clinical Oncologists in 2007.
Dr Kein Yim’s specialist tumour sites are Colon, Lower GI, Upper GI, and Hepatobiliary. He sits on the Medical Advisory Board of Pancreatic Cancer UK and is also a Member of the European Pancreatic Cancer Academy, and the European School of Oncology. He is enthusiastically research active and holds a principal investigator role. His other areas of interest are:
Palliative cancer treatment
Bile duct cancer
Small bowel cancer
Dr Kein Yim’s focus is to treat patients with fairness and compassion and provide them with the best appropriate treatment to achieve the best possible outcome. He is keen to introduce new treatments including cutting edge technology with Proton Beam Therapy, in order to provide the best possible care and treatment options for his patients.
Medical Advisory Board of Pancreatic Cancer UK
Member of the European Pancreatic Cancer Academy
European School of Oncology
General Medical Council UK
Member of the Royal College of Physicians London
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists UK
Dr Kein Yim does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Kein Yim does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Kein Yim 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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