Mother criticises lack of proton therapy centres

The mother of a teenage boy who said her son’s cancer was treated successfully by proton therapy has criticised the lack of widely available centres in the UK. Rosalie Barnes told the BBC that her 13-year-old son Alex received the treatment in the United States eight years ago. His family raised the money themselves after doctors in England told them proton therapy was expensive and unproven. The NHS have since decided to back the therapy, building two therapy centres costing £250 million – but they’re not ready yet.
Belfast Telegraph