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The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales is now open and has treated the UK's first patient with high energy proton therapy, with centres also coming to Northumberland, Reading and Liverpool soon!

Cancer treatment in South of England takes an important step forward with arrival of proton beam therapy system

The provision of advanced cancer treatment in the South of England passed a key milestone today (8th August) with the arrival of the first high energy proton beam therapy system in the region. The core elements of the proton beam therapy system – a 52-ton cyclotron and gantry – were lowered into place today at the £30million Rutherford Cancer Centre at the Thames Valley Science Park.

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Breast cancer patient is first to be treated with proton beam therapy in the UK

The first patient to be treated with high energy proton beam therapy for breast cancer in the UK commenced treatment this week (6th August) at the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales. Jan Johnson from Swansea was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2018. After researching various treatment options from chemotherapy to proton beam therapy, Ms. Johnson made the decision to pursue proton beam therapy treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales. 

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UK's first proton therapy patient salutes 'new era' in cancer care

The first patient to be given high energy proton beam therapy in the UK today (10th July 2018) spoke about how the treatment could transform cancer care for thousands of patients across the country. Simon Hardacre received treatment for prostate cancer at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales, which is currently the only clinic in the UK where high energy proton beam therapy is available.

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First cancer patient treated with high energy proton therapy in the UK

Proton Partners International announced today (11th April 2018) it has treated the first patient in the UK with high energy proton beam therapy. The patient received treatment at Proton Partners’ Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales. The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales, is the first oncology clinic in the UK to provide high energy proton beam therapy treatment, which targets tumours more accurately and reduces side effects.

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