Consultants Dr Robert Laing
St Luke’s Cancer Centre is one of the European leaders in Prostate Brachytherapy. The unit was started in 1998 by Dr Robert Laing and Professor Stephen Langley. The clinical team now comprises of 5 Consultants, 2 research Fellows and 2 specialist nurses. It is supported by the Radiotherapy Medical Physics Department. Since 1998 over 1200 patients have been treated and currently more patients are treated per year than any other UK centre. It has a reputation for international research with close links with the University of Surrey.
The treatment involves inserting tiny radioactive seeds directly into the prostate gland. It is done under general anaesthetic in a specialist theatre within the Radiotherapy Department. Detailed information regarding seed insertion can be found here.
For more information, please visit the Prostate Project website.