Proton therapy cancer treatment: Are UK healthcare professionals ready?
Cancer treatment has moved forward in leaps and bounds since radiotherapy was first introduced at the start of the 19th century after the discovery of “A New Kind of Ray” by German physics professor, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.
Proton therapy is the next revelation to follow a long line of advancements that have been made since then and it looks like it’s about to take the UK by storm.
The first proton beam therapy cancer treatment centre of this kind in the UK went into operation in August 2018 at The Christie Manchester. With a second opening planned in London, it is clear to see that involvement in this development is set to grow.
Therefore, it makes sense to update the knowledge and best practices of cancer treatment staff now so that you can prepare treatment options and keep standards high for your patients.
With any advancement in medical technology or treatment, healthcare staff need knowledge and training in order to be able to provide the best care and patient outcomes possible, as well as helping new treatments to work effectively.
For those who are keen to stay ahead, we have some exciting news!