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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester in 2018

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The first high-energy proton beam therapy centre run by the NHS is soon to open at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, allowing patients in the UK to access an important treatment for life-threatening cancers.Proton beam therapy is a highly advanced way of treating cancers without damaging tissues around the tumours. Currently, NHS patients who need this treatment had to travel abroad but after years of planning, the multi-million pound project is entering its final stages and patients should be able to access the new treatment from August 2018.In the week before Christmas, builders were busy fixing cladding to the outside of what will eventually be a smart new building alongside one of the UK's leading centres for the treatment of cancer.But it is inside, where medicine and physics meet,...