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Jan 2019

Teenage to become one of UK’s first NHS proton-beam therapy patients

The teenager will start the therapy at a new £125m treatment centre at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. The specialist radiotherapy targets cancer cells without damaging tissues surrounding the tumours and until now, most NHS patients needed to travel abroad to have the treatment. The Christie Cancer Centre first opened its doors to patients in…

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Jun 2017

Christie Cancer Hospital takes delivery of first NHS proton beam therapy machine

The machine will shortly arrive at Christie Hospital in Manchester and will be available from August 2018, meaning patients needing the therapy will no longer have to travel abroad for the treatment. Proton beam therapy (PBT) uses charged particles, rather than x-rays, to deliver radiotherapy for cancer patients, allowing high energy protons to target tumours…

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