2 hospitals to offer proton beam therapy for cancer

The Parkway Pantai group is buying a proton beam system to be sited underground at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
The Parkway Pantai group is buying a proton beam system to be sited underground at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

One centre will be at NCCS, and Mt Elizabeth Novena announces plans to set up another

Singapore will be getting not just one, but two state-of-the-art proton beam systems for precision cancer treatment in 2021.

Proton beams are not better at killing cancer cells than conventional radiation, but they do it with far less damage to surrounding healthy tissues or nearby organs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline '2 hospitals to offer proton beam therapy for cancer'. Print Edition | Subscribe