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10 Sep 2018

Proton beam cancer therapy to be available on NHS

Presenter

Today marked a milestone for a specific NHS cancer treatment in the UK. Proton beam therapy, the form of radiotherapy that destroys cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy, with less damage to surrounding tissue, is about to become a reality in England.

In the past decade the NHS has funded over 1,200 UK patients to have exactly this type of proton beam therapy abroad.