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 Madhumita Bhattacharyya graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998, having also obtained an intercalated BSc in Tumour Biology at University College London (1995). After junior medical training in London, including oncology posts at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospitals, she commenced her Medical Oncology training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital before undertaking a PhD in Molecular Oncology and completed her medical oncology training in Wessex. Dr Bhattacharyya was appointed as a consultant in Reading at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in January 2012.
Dr Bhattacharyya specialises in the treatment of melanoma, breast and ovarian cancers with systemic treatments. She is the Acute Oncology Lead for the Thames Valley and the Royal Berkshire Hospitals. As well as her clinical interests, she has an interest in education and an educational supervisor for medical trainees at Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya 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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