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UK proton beam centres to open in 2018

by on September 26, 2014

Source: BBC

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Date of publication: September, 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Christie in Manchester and University College London Hospital will offer Proton beam therapy by 2018. The main benefit of this treatment is its ability to allow more targeted radiation to tumours while minimising harmful radiation to surrounding healthy tissues. And for certain childhood tumours it is thought the therapy offers some hope of reducing long-term side effects of radiation.

Length of publication: Webpage

Acknowledgements: RCPCH, BBC

 

 

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