Our radiotherapy department currently has around 2,000 patients using the service each year from across the UK. We provide treatment for common cancers as well as delivering more specialist treatment.  

We are really proud to have expanded our service to include proton beam therapy. This new centre, housed in our Grafton Way building, is part of the national NHS service delivering proton beam therapy alongside The Christie in Manchester.

Other contact information

Opening times: 8.15am - 6.30pm


Basement (B)
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Referral address

Cancer Radiotherapy Service
UCH Referrals Centre
University College London Hospitals
Ground Floor North
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG

We are proud to be:

  • The third largest centre in the UK for head and neck cancer
  • One of two designated specialist multidisciplinary teams for the North and East London Network for gynaecological cancers 
  • The largest UK paediatric and young adult centre for radiotherapy, with a close partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • The largest adult and teenage neuro-oncology service, including providing services for the south of England for stereotactic radiosurgery Link- to Child and TYA page
  • Providing Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for a broad range of cancer indications.
  • A national referral centre for targeted molecular radiotherapy taking referrals from across the UK for paediatrics, teenage and young adults and adults. This service is delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Nuclear Medicine
  • Delivering total body irradiation for haematological conditions
  • Delivering Brachytherapy to a range of sites
  • Accredited under ISO 9001:2015 for the way we manage our patients and the improvement in the services they receive.
  • From 2021, one of only two NHS high energy proton beam therapy centres
  • The service also has access to MRI and PET-CT to facilitate image fusion in order to accurately define the treatment target volume and critical organs ensuring high levels of precision.

Patients are able to contact the department by telephone or email after their treatment finishes. All patients are seen in a clinic either at UCLH or their referring local hospital, by the clinical oncology consultant and their team.

Our department has state of the art radiotherapy equipment comprising of:

Please visit our treatment options and equipment page for a full comprehensive list 

  • four Varian TrueBeam systems with advanced imaging packages and respiratory and organ motion management systems
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom couches
  • a comprehensive brachytherapy suite
  • a Gulmay skin unit
  • a pre-treatment suite with a mould room and CT scanner

The PBT department is equipped with:

  • four Varian Probeam proton therapy systems with advanced imaging packages
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom couches
  • a pre-treatment suite with a CT scanner and a MRI scanner

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