19 Feb

Proton Beam Therapy – A Radiotherapy Revolution

proton therapy

Targeting Tumours with Proton Beam Therapy

In Memory of Bozidar Erakovic (1928-2012)

In July 2018, Simon Hardacre was the first person in the UK to receive high energy proton beam therapy for the treatment of an aggressive form of prostate cancer at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales.  This is currently the only clinic in the UK where high energy proton beam therapy is available. Continue reading

23 Apr

Types of Brachytherapy (Internal Radiotherapy)

Brachytherapy is used in the treatment of prostate cancer

Brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer

Brachytherapy techniques have been a powerhouse in the treatment of cancer since the beginning of the twentieth century.  The advancement of other theranostic treatments has not removed Internal Radiotherapy entirely from the clinician’s armoury war in the ongoing quest to destroy cancer. Continue reading