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England's first proton beam cancer therapy centre is developed in London

England's first proton beam therapy centre is being developed in London.

The new centre, near Euston in central London, will offer the treatment as well as housing Europe's largest blood disorder treatment unit.

Protons can be directed at tumours more precisely than X-rays and they stop once they hit the target, rather than carrying on through the body.

BBC London's correspondent Katharine Carpenter speaks to the family of a four-year-old girl who had to travel to America for treatment.

  • 09 Dec 2015