Our research into Flash radiotherapy could mean less time in hospital and fewer side effects. It could also help us to treat more people with cancer.
How you’ve helped with radiotherapy research
Supporters of The Christie charity like you have already done so much for proton beam therapy research. The proton research room at The Christie was built thanks to generous donations.
Our supporters helped to lay the foundations of this room. They helped to equip it with a proton magnet, a robotic arm and more. And for that, we can’t thank you all enough.
Thanks to our amazing Team Christie, we’re now ready to take the next exciting step in proton research – Flash therapy.
Flash radiotherapy research
Flash is a type of faster radiotherapy. With Flash, we’ll be able to deliver a very high dose of radiation within a tenth of a second, whereas we would normally need several minutes to deliver it.
With Flash therapy, treatment for some patients could take 1 week rather than 4 to 6 weeks.
But before we can start offering Flash therapy to our patients, we first need to research its capabilities. We need to understand exactly what happens – and when – after we’ve irradiated tumours and normal tissue.
If you want to support Flash radiotherapy research at The Christie, please give using the donation form below. We’re truly grateful for anything you can afford to give.