New precision cancer treatment is 'potential lifeline' for patients | ITV News

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Published on 29 May 2019, 21:49
David Hutson from Warrington hasn’t been the luckiest of late.

In the past two years the 60-year-old has had three separate cancer diagnoses.

He’s had treatment for the cancers in his skin and throat, but now treatment has started on his third, and most dangerous cancer, in his prostate, and his luck may have changed.

Mr Hutson is the first patient in the world to enter a global trial of a new cancer treatment machine - a Magnetic Resonance-guided linear accelerator, or MR-linac.

It combines the precision imaging power of an MRI scanner with a powerful cancer-killing radiation beam.

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