Newly-appointed Secretary of State Matt Hancock visits our UCLH proton beam therapy centre site

Yesterday morning, on his first day in the role of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock met the NHS staff at University College London Hospital to hear how the proton beam therapy (PBT) centre being delivered by Bouygues UK in partnership with Bouygues Travaux Publics, will improve the treatment of cancer for NHS patients in the UK.

At the end of the visit, our site team showed Mr Hancock around the site to learn more about the recently installed 90-tonne cyclotron, the beating heart of the proton beam therapy centre (PBT) at UCLH. PBT is a form of radiotherapy that destroys cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy with less damage to surrounding tissue. This is particularly important for children and young people, and when cancers are in certain parts of the body.

Click here to view a clip of Matt Hancock’s visit.

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