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22 / 03 / 21

Treating breast cancer with proton therapy


Overview

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Worldwide, an estimated 1.67 million cases were diagnosed in 2012, and among men and women combined, breast cancer is now the second most commonly diagnosed cancer after lung cancer (1.82 million cases).

It is of paramount importance to be able to provide good treatment quality to women with breast cancer. A population-based comparison of women diagnosed between 1996 and 1998 found 5-year survival rates of 81% in Europe and 84% in the United States. The 5-year relative survival of female patients with breast cancer in the United States has increased steadily from 75.2% in 1975, 78.4% in 1985, 86.8% in 1995, and 90.6% in 2008. Improvements in breast cancer treatments have been instrumental in achieving this progress, and adjuvant radiation therapy is an important modality in many treatment regimens.

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Dr Richard Brown

Dr Richard Brown graduated from the University of Auckland in 1988. He is also Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Berkshire...

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Dr Kathryn L Wright

Dr Wright graduated in 1993 and completed medical registrar training in 1996. Thereafter she  embarked on  specialist training in Clinical...

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Dr Sarah Harris

Dr Sarah Harris qualified from King's College Hospital in 1989. She worked as Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guys and St...

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Dr Sanjay Raj

Dr Sanjay Raj’s special interest is the treatment of breast cancer with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological and endocrine treatments. He...

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Dr Muthiah Sivaramalingam

Dr Muthiah Sivaramalingam has been a consultant in Clinical Oncology since 2007 and has been Principal Investigator for many clinical...

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Prof Roger Taylor

Professor Roger Taylor is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of patients with brain tumours and lymphoma. Professor...

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Dr Brinda Sethugavalar

Dr Brinda Sethugavalar studied primary medical education at the University of Dundee Medical School and obtained MBChB in 2004. She completed...

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Dr Helen Turnbull

Dr Helen Turnbull has been a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2011. Prior...

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Prof Peter Barrett-Lee

Professor Peter Barrett-Lee is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Professor of Oncology in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University and...

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Dr Sanjana Masinghe

Dr Sanana Masinghe has been a consultant clinical oncologist at James Cook University Hospital, South Tees NHS Trust since 2016 and also...

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Prof Amit Bahl

Professor Amit Bahl is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Director based at The Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre, with a special...

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Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya

Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998, having also...

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