Posts Tagged: christie

Work starts on £125m proton beam centre

Cancer patients will soon be able to get revolutionary proton beam therapy as work starts at the UK’s first specialist centre at The Christie in Manchester. A ground-breaking ceremony at hospital this week marked the start of construction of the £125 million centre, which should open in 2018. Oldham Chronicle

NHS to bring proton therapy to Manchester and London

Last week Varian Medical Systems announced a contract to bring proton therapy to New York City, and this week it is announcing two contracts in partnership with the NHS in the U.K. The U.K. government is investing £250 million in building and equipping the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester and the University College London… Read more »

Bev’s ring of hope

Patients at The Christie at Oldham can now mark the end of their radiotherapy treatment in a special way. Breast cancer patient Beverley Eagleton, from Middleton, has donated a bell to the Royal Oldham Hospital-based centre, so patients can mark the end of their radiotherapy treatment by ringing it. Rochdale Online

High-Tech cancer treatment facility announced for Manchester

A new cancer treatment facility project aiming to make the latest technologies available to patients in the UK recently took a significant step forward. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust revealed that Mace was appointed as the project manager for the Trust’s Proton Beam Therapy Project in the city of Manchester. MHN Online

PET scans could identify patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma who don’t require radiotherapy

While some patients with Hodgkin lymphoma require radiotherapy, the risks are not necessary for a large portion of patients who can experience long-term disease-free survival with chemotherapy alone, says John Radford, MD, Teenage Cancer Trust Professor of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer at the University of Manchester and Director of Research at the Christie NHS… Read more »

Bouygues and Interserve win £250m cancer hospital jobs

Bouygues and Interserve Construction have won the contracts to build specialist cancer hospitals kitted out with the next generation of tumour treatment technology. The Government has committed £250m to fund two Proton Beam Therapy centres – one in London and the other in Manchester. Construction Enquirer