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 Chris Blick is a Consultant Urologist Surgeon at Rutherford Cancer Centres Thames Valley. He carried out his specialist urological training in the Oxford deanery within the hospitals of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. Mr Blick completed his specialist training with a British Association of Urological Surgeons Fellowship at the Keck Institute of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA. This was under the tutorship of Professor Inderbir Gill, a world-renowned pioneer and international leader of robotic renal and bladder surgery.
Chris has a subspecialty interest in the diagnosis and treatment of urological (kidney, bladder and prostate) cancers, male lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary tract infections.
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Urological Surgeons
Mr Chris Blick does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Chris Blick does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Mr Chris Blick does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.