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Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales Approved by NHS Wales To Provide Proton Therapy Treatment For Adults

Proton Partners International announced today that the Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has been approved by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide high energy proton beam therapy to adult patients referred from the NHS in Wales (11th December 2018).

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2018 was the year of proton beam therapy: 25 patients treated in the UK

The demand for proton beam therapy for cancer patients has increased significantly this year as a result of the availability of the treatment in the UK (8th November 2018).

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Reading proton beam therapy treatment becomes a reality as Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley opens its doors

Cancer care in the South of England took a significant step forward today with the opening of the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley (3rd October). The centre will offer high energy proton beam therapy to cancer patients as part of a comprehensive range of treatments.

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Proton beam therapy centre heralds new era for cancer care in North-East

A new chapter in the provision of advanced cancer care in the North-East of England has started with the official opening of the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East (21st August). The centre at Bomarsund currently provides a full range of conventional cancer treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, imaging and diagnostics and will offer high energy proton beam therapy.

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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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