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25 years of Papillon in the UK : Papillon Team receive the: Best Cancer Care Team Award 2018 from the British Medical Journal

In 2018 the Papillon team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre celebrated 25 years of Papillon in the UK by picking up the Best Cancer Care Team award at the annual British Medical Journal Awards. This film documents 25 years of Papillon treatment with footage from the 25th anniversary study day as well as the team collecting their prestigious award.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on, Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer, in September 2015.  Description Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (CXB; the Papillion technique) aims to improve…


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“After going through treatment, I can now help others.”

Mitchell Cogan received Papillon treatment for bowel cancer in 2012 and 2013, and he is now a volunteer buddy at the Papillon and Patient Support Group (PAPS) helping to support others who are going through the treatment.

Four bowel cancer sufferers recently underwent the first treatments with the new Papillon radiotherapy machine at St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. The hospital is the first in the south of England to offer this kind of treatment for bowel cancer – a unique form of radiotherapy which offers an alternative to…


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The Papillon technique is a type of contact radiotherapy developed for treatment of rectal cancer. This groundbreaking treatment is important because, for certain types of rectal cancer, especially those in the early stages, it means surgery can be avoided. This is especially important for those patients who are not suitable or keen on extirpative surgery more info...  

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Almost 80 patients and family attended the annual ‘Papillon and patient support’ (PAPS) meeting last week in Wirral, Merseyside. Now in its fifth year this popular event brings together current and past Papillon patients to hear about the rapid progress of the treatment option and meet with other patients and their families. ‘Papillon’ is a…

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