Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) will arrive in the UK from 2018, with sites opening at The Christie Hospital in Manchester and UCLH in London by 2020.
The new sites will see an extension of the service currently offered to some patients referred to the USA for treatment for some specific types of brain tumour.
brainstrust represents the brain tumour community on the Proton Beam Strategy Group, led by the National Director, Adrian Crellin. So we’re well placed to ensure that the community’s voice is heard. It means we are at the heart of this new service.
More information will be following about who this treatment is appropriate for and what the risks and benefits are of this treatment. If you’d like to know more about PBT and other types of radiotherapy, you can read our resource here or just give us a call on 01983 292 405.