Clinical oncologists are doctors who treat and manage patients with cancer. They do this using radiotherapy including PBT, chemotherapy and other treatments, except surgery. A PBT accredited consultant clinical oncologist will be responsible for your care at The Christie. Your named clinical oncologist will discuss your treatment plan with you and plan your proton beam therapy (PBT), as well as monitor you while on treatment.
Medical oncologists are also doctors who treat and manage patients with cancer. They treat cancer with chemotherapy as well. Teenage and young adult (TYA) patients, and adult patients (16 years or older) who require chemotherapy will also be seen by a medical oncologist during their stay at The Christie. Medical and clinical oncologists frequently work together.
Paediatric oncologists specialise in treating children with cancer. All paediatric patients (under 16 years old) receiving PBT at The Christie will also receive care from the nearby Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), who will deliver chemotherapy if required.
Your oncologists are supported by a team of junior doctors (fellows, specialist trainees and registrars). They are also supported by nurse/radiographer practitioners, nurse clinicians and other skilled specialist staff.