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.
We run free GP and healthcare professional educational sessions across our network of centres. These are a great way to spend valuable time with our team, learn something new and meet up with colleagues. Local events near you can be found on our news and events calendar.
Next learning event:
Surgery for Breast Cancer: The good, the bad, and the ugly When: 28 April 2021 Where: Online (Microsoft Teams) Guest speakers: Miss Zoe Barber Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon from Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board and Dr Maher Hadaki Consultant Oncologist from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.