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Where to access Proton Beam Therapy (PBT)

Where to get Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) for Prostate cancer currently means going privately in the UK.

There will be only 2 NHS centres providing high energy PBT in the UK, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, and University College Hospital NHS Trust (UCLH) in London.

The Christie NHS proton beam therapy centre opened in Autumn 2018, and the first patient was treated in December 2018.

The second NHS centre is at University College London Hospitals with which opened in summer 2020.

PBT is not currently available on the NHS for the Treatment of prostate cancer as it is not perceived as delivering  better outcomes than Image Modulated Radiotherapy IMRT, but is far more expensive. Having said that, reported side effects from pencil beam PBT are less as nearby healthy tissue likely remains undamaged.

There are Proton Beam  systems at The Rutherford Cancer Centres in Bedlington near Newcastle, Newport in Wales, and in the Thames Valley (Reading). Treatment is offered for prostate cancer for private patients (insured or self pay). The service may be offered to NHS patients in the future. The cost of treatment for self pay patients is between £27,000 and £48,000 depending on how many fractions (treatment sessions) you require.

Rutherford Centre Reading

Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Sarah Harris
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust RETIRED

Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Nick Plowman
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
St Bartholomew’s Hospital NHS Trust 

Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr Paul Rogers
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 
Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Waqar Salem
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Imperial College Heathcare NHS Trust

Dr Jason Lester Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr Jason Lester
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Singleton NHS Hospital
Swansea

Rutherford Centre Newport

Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Professor John Staffurth
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Velindra University NHS Trust
Wales
Dr Sarah Harris - Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Sarah Harris
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust RETIRED

Dr Jason Lester Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr Jason Lester
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Singleton NHS Hospital
Swansea
Dr Jason Lester Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Rhain Davies
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Singleton NHS Hospital
Swansea

Dr Jason Lester Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Professor Amit Bahl
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Jason Lester Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Bart Kurec
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Worcestershire Hospitals NHS Trust 

Rutherford Centre Newcastle

Dr Hans van der Voet - Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Gaurav Kumar
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Hans van der Voet - Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr Hans Van der Voet
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

London Consultation, treatment in Prague

Costs for treatment in Prague, including living expenses are believed to be around £35,000.

Dr Thomas Bozek Consultant Oncologist

Dr Thomas Bozek

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

If the situation changes in terms of where to get Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) for prostate cancer, this page will be updated.

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