Proton Beam Cancer Therapy should be available in the UK from 2018
HEE have developed a film in partnership with NHS England explaining how Proton Beam Therapy works and what impact two state of the art centres in the UK will have on the service that the NHS provides.
Special Cancer Therapy, Previously Only Available Abroad, Comes To The UK
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.