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Highlighting Welsh Cancer Research /
The future of proton therapy in the UK

7th Sep 2016

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Published: 05.10.16
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Prof Roger Taylor - Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK

Prof Taylor speaks with ecancertv at the Highlighting Welsh Cancer Research Conference about proton beam therapy (PBT).

He describes the advantages of PBT, in allowing delivery of high amounts of radiation to a small target with little damage to surrounding tissues, and how this in turn adds to its benefit in paediatric tumours.

Prof Taylor describes his research into the effects of tissue density on the transmission of PBT, as modelled through 'Monte Carlo' algorithmic simulations, and in understanding the risk of cancer as a result of radiation exposure.

Looking towards the future of PBT, Prof Taylor identifies uncertainties in dose distribution as an area for further research, and highlights the need to confirm a benefit for patients treated with PBT compared to other modalities currently available.

ecancer interviewed key speakers from the Proton Therapy Congress at their conference this year, with videos available here.

Previous conferences: highlights

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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ecancer Global Foundation