Teenager among first in UK to have beam therapy for a brain tumour

A schoolboy with a rare brain tumour was today undergoing pioneering treatment as one of the first patients at the new Proton Beam Therapy Unit based at The Christie.

The treatment is a type of radiotherapy that targets certain cancers precisely, shrinking tumours, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects.

Mason Kettley's treatment in Manchester means the 15-year-old is one of the first patients to undergo proton beam therapy in the UK - and the first to go...
source: Birmingham Mail

2019-01-23 16:53
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