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.
Mr Andrew Pieri is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Rutherford Cancer Centres North East. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2007 and completed his speciality training in the North East after which, he was appointed as a consultant surgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Mr Pieri performs advanced oncoplastic procedures including breast reconstructions and a spectrum of oncoplastic breast conservation procedures such as volume replacement flaps and breast reduction surgery. He has a specialist interest in innovative intra and perioperative technology and is currently chief investigator for the PREVENA trial. He has a keen interest in medical education and is the Newcastle Hospitals surgical lead for multiple medical student programmes.
MBBS MRes (dist)
Member of the Association of Breast Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Mr Andrew Pieri does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Andrew Pieri does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Andrew Pieri 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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