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.
Kathryn Parr is an Oncology Specialist Dietitian at Rutherford Cancer Centre North West. Kathryn specialises in nutritional care and support for patients with cancer, with a particular focus on patients with head and neck, lung and prostate cancer while they receive treatment. Her main interests are in sarcopenia and identifying patients early so interventions can implemented quickly to improve overall patient outcomes and quality of life.
Oncology specialist Dietitians provide evidence-based, expert advice on the dietary needs of cancer patients that will make a positive impact on their wellbeing and quality of life. They can provide nutritional counselling to patients and their families/carers at any stage of their cancer treatment and rehabilitation.
Kathryn Parr is also a Dietetic Team Leader at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and a Registered Dietitian at Macmillan.
Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition (Hons), University of Western Ontario, 1986
British Dietetic Association
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Kathryn Parr does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Kathryn Parr does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Kathryn Parr does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.