A 90-tonne piece of cancer-fighting equipment that will improve the lives of hundreds of cancer patients every year has been carefully lowered into place in its new home.
The cyclotron is the size of a family car and weighing the same as seven London buses, the cyclotron is described as the “beating heart” of the new proton beam therapy centre at University College London Hospital.
Advanced Oncotherapy (LON:AVO) is developing a unique, fully integrated, proton therapy system. The LIGHT System is expected to be the first commercially available linear proton accelerator for medical treatment of cancer patients.
Our next generation of particle therapy system is designed to pinpoint tumours more precisely and with greater conformity, thereby potentially offering patients less damage to surrounding healthy tissues and higher disease-free survival rates.