First cancer patient receives proton beam therapy in UK

A new form of radiotherapy — high energy proton beam therapy — has been used for the first time in the UK. Within three years, the UK is expected to have at least six proton beam centres, two in the National Health Service and four run by Proton Partners for both private and NHS patients. Until now, British cancer patients have had to travel abroad to receive proton therapy at clinics in the US and elsewhere in Europe.
Financial Times