Radiotherapy 

The radiotherapy department is equipped with the latest radiation technology including:  Five Varian linacs – four with on-board imaging facilities and each with multi-leaf collimation  (MLC) and portal imaging.  CT simulator with advantage sim software, Orthovoltage treatment unit, HDR brachytherapy theatre.

As a state-of-the-art department, we deliver a wide range of specialist and cutting-edge treatments that include paediatrics and adolescents, total body irradiation, brachytherapy, chemo-radiation and sealed and unsealed radioactive source work to name but a few. Our treatments utilise all aspects of modern radiation technology including On-Board Imaging (OBI), portal imaging and anatomy matching, multi-leaf collimation, AdvSim and MRI/PET/CT image fusion. We provide Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) and have developed Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT).

We have also treated patients from October 2009 with volumetric arc therapy. This delivers IMRT radiotherapy very quickly  - up to 8 times more quickly than conventional methods.

A new state-of-the-art TrueBeam Linear Accelerator has been installed at UCLH and is now in operation.

There are three short films on this page that give an introduction to radiotherapy at UCLH. These films demonstrate radiotherapy treatments to the head and neck area.

We treat all areas of the body. Please contact us if you require further information.

  • Conditions treated

    Our patients benefit from the following:

    • UCLH is a supraregional centre for bone tumour
    • North Central London and West Essex Cancer Commissioning Network centre for gynaecological cancers and head and neck cancers
    • Largest paediatric and young adult centre for radiotherapy in the UK and we work closely with Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • Innovative radionuclide treatments for rare cancers like neuroendocrine tumours
    • High dose rate interstitial brachytherapy for prostate cancer which is carried out in the dedicated implant theatre suite in the radiotherapy department. The brachytherapy service encompasses a wide range of tumour sites.
  • Patient support services

    We have a Macmillan Information and Support Radiographer and a team of specialist nurses and radiographers who support the patients through their radiotherapy treatment pathway.
  • Patient aftercare

    Patients are able to contact the department by telephone or email after their treatment finishes. All patients are seen in a clinic either at UCLH or their referring local hospital, by the oncology consultant and their team.

Dr Yen-Ching Chang Long-term-follow-up (LTFU): Late effects of Cancer, Radiotherapy
Dr Mark Gaze Radiotherapy, Children and young people's cancer services
Dr Mary McCormack Gynaecological oncology, Radiotherapy
Prof Heather Payne Radiotherapy, Urological Cancers, Prostate Cancer
Dr Naomi Fersht Radiotherapy, Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurology and neurosurgery
Prof Jeffrey Tobias Radiotherapy

 Contact details

Radiotherapy
Basement
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 3700 / 020 3447 3701

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 3700 / 020 3447 3701
Fax: 020 3447 9085
Email: nazima.haji@uclh.nhs.uk

Other information
Opening times: 8.15am - 6pm

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