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 Sheikh Moeen Ul Haq is a consultant specialising in Palliative Medicine. He has over 35 years of experience in Pain and symptom management in patients with advanced cancer including end of life care. During his time abroad, Dr Moeen has helped set up a state of the art cancer centre and served as its Medical Director for over two years. He is currently working in the London area and provides specialist palliative medicine advice to patients in outpatient, inpatient and home settings.
Dr Moeen's primary aim is to provide Enhanced Supportive Care (a model of early palliative and supportive care) for patients with cancer. Palliative care will be offered whilst working in conjunction with oncologists so as to help patients live as well as possible, for as long as possible and with the best quality of life possible.
CCT Palliative medicine
MSc Palliative medicine
Dr Sheikh Moeen Ul Haq does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Sheikh Moeen Ul Haq does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Sheikh Moeen Ul Haq 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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