Woodford-backed cancer treatment pioneer delivers UK-first proton therapy

A Neil Woodford-backed Welsh biotech firm has treated its first UK cancer patient using pioneering proton beam therapy. Proton Partners International delivered the treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport. Woodford is a founding investor in Proton, teaming up with renowned oncology professor Karol Sikora and the Welsh Life Sciences Fund. In 2016, challenger bank Shawbrook agreed a £30m loan to the firm. Woodford’s investment is worth around £65m, according to records published at the end of February.
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