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.
We provide a chemotherapy treatment service that offers you both choice and flexibility. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body by disrupting the cancer cells and preventing them from growing and dividing.
Dr Russell Banner is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based in South Wales. His undergraduate training was at Christ’s College, Cambridge and then at Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’ Medical School in London, qualifying in 2002. He trained as a junior doctor in London and became convinced of a career in Clinical Oncology after working for 6 months in the Royal Marsden Hospital.
He started his speciality training in Canterbury in 2007 and then transferred to complete his training in South Wales gaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2010. He undertook an Advanced Radiotherapy Clinical Research Fellowship at Velindre Cancer Centre in 2011 and completed his MSc with the Institute of Cancer Research in London in 2013 researching Human Papilloma Virus specific T-cell immune responses before and after chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer.
Russell took up his post as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the South West Wales Cancer Centre in 2013. His specialist tumour sites are Head & Neck and Gynaecological Cancers. He is enthusiastically research active with Principal Investigator roles in Swansea for a number of UK-wide randomised clinical research radiotherapy trials. He has developed an interest in Radiotherapy Quality Improvement in his role as Radiotherapy Lead in the South West Wales Cancer Centre.
Russell is trained in the use of Proton Beam Therapy in Head & Neck and Gynaecological Cancers and looks forward to developing the evidence base for the benefit of this treatment in these tumour sites.
Russell was born in London, though his mother ensured that his first rugby shirt was Welsh! He has a love for Southern Africa having spent a year working there in the mid-1990’s and returns whenever he gets the opportunity. He is now happily settled in South Wales with his wife and children.
General Medical Council
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Radiologists Standing Welsh Committee
COSC (Clinical Oncology Subcommittee of Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee)
Head & Neck and Gynaecology Cancer Site Groups, Welsh Cancer Network
Dr Russell Banner does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Russell Banner not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Russell Banner 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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