Our Proton Beam Therapy department is due to open later in 2021. It will provide treatment for a wide range of child and teenage cancers and complex adult cancer and is part of the national NHS Proton Beam Therapy service along with The Christie in Manchester
Having high-energy proton beam therapy (PBT) available from two NHS centres will make a big difference to patients and their families.
The UK's PBT service will bring together some of the world’s leading specialists in complex cancers. Together, UCLH and The Christie will see more children and teenagers with cancer than almost any other centre in the world, and more adults with brain cancers than any other centre in the UK. The two trusts will also be able to drive forward research into what remains a relatively new treatment.
PBT is particularly suitable for complex childhood cancers. For example, very rare cancers including tumours affecting the base of the skull or spine.
More information about which cancers are treated with PBT is available from the NHS England website.