Will Proton Beam Cancer Therapy be available in the UK from 2018?

Special Cancer Therapy, Previously Only Available Abroad, Comes To The UK

Special Cancer Therapy, Previously Only Available Abroad, Comes To The UK
Proton beam treatment is also suitable for complex childhood cancers

Cancer patients who currently travel abroad for a special type of radiotherapy will be able to get it in the UK from 2018. Public health minister Anna Soubry said £250 million of Government funding is being committed to hospitals in Manchester and London to deliver proton beam therapy. This type of cancer treatment targets tumours more precisely, causing less damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side-effects.

Read Special Cancer Therapy, Previously Only Available Abroad, Comes To The UK, Huffington Post, 01/08/2013.

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