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By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: April 04, 2015

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The UK is to get its first three Proton Beam Therapy centres, marking a significant breakthrough in the provision of cancer treatment.

Cardiff-based Proton Partners International Ltd is to open the treatment centres in Cardiff, London and Northumberland by 2017 and the first, Cardiff, will be operational next year

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The centres will be available for NHS patients from England, Scotland and Wales, medically-insured private patients and self-paying patients.

Proton Partners International has been formed following discussions between Professor Sir Chris Evans, the leading life sciences entrepreneur, and leading UK life sciences and healthcare investors on addressing cancer treatment in the UK. Institutional and private investors have committed to almost £100m equity finance in the company.