NICE ratify Papillon low energy X-ray Brachytherapy treatment for UK rectal cancer patients

The National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) have finished their consultation period for the use of Papillon X-Ray Brachytherapy for the treatment of rectal tumours and published their recommendations.

There are 4 hospitals (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, The Royal Surrey, Nottingham City & Queens Centre Hull) treating over 200 patients a year and this change in clinical recommendations from NICE will allow many others across the UK to offer the Papillon X-Ray Brachy treatment making the future for rectal cancer patients in the UK a little brighter.

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