Proton Partners start work on UAE facility
Proton Partners International, the Welsh company behind the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, has started work on the first proton beam therapy cancer treatment centre to be built in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The centre, which will be known as the Abu Dhabi Proton Centre (ADPC), will be part of the existing Gulf International Cancer Centre (GICC) in Abu Dhabi.
It will be situated on a site provided by SBK Holding LLC, the holding company of Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, advisor to the president of the United Arab Emirates.
Mike Moran, chief executive of Proton Partners International, said: “There is a growing need for proton beam therapy treatment around the world, as it has been shown to deliver significant results for patients. Its effectiveness at lowering side effects compared to traditional radiation treatment, is transforming the lives of many thousands of cancer patients.
“Currently, there are no centres which offer proton beam therapy in the Middle East, so we are proud that Proton Partners will be the first to be bringing it to the UAE.”