The Trust was established in 1981 to support plans to replace an old, sub-optimal cyclotron which had treated patients at the Hammersmith Hospital in West London for 25 years. Since its foundation, the Trust has widened the scope of its interests to reflect technical developments in particle therapy.
Its current objects are “the relief of sickness by the provision of a Cyclotron or other similar equipment capable of accelerating heavy particles or any modification or development thereof at Hammersmith Hospital or elsewhere for the treatment of cancer with fast neutrons or other heavy particles and research into improved treatment techniques for cancer and the publication of the useful results of any such research”.
An annual report of activities is made for the published accounts which are filed with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Mr Richard Packard (Chairman), Dr Daniel Ford, Prof Stuart Green, Mr Brian Hayes, Baroness Neville-Jones, Dr Ivan Rosenberg, Professor Karol Sikora, Prof Susan Short, Dr Ed Smith and Dr Margaret Spittle.
Dr Dan Ford is a Consultant in Clinical Oncology with site specialisation in paediatric and adolescent radiotherapy and urological malignancies. He is also Clinical lead for the Pan Birmingham Cancer Research Network, Clinical Service Lead for the UHBFT Radiotherapy Department, Member of DoH National Proton Radiotherapy Panel, Member of Pan Birmingham Cancer Drug Fund and Treasurer and Trustee of Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
Prof Stuart Green is Head of the Medical Physics department of the University Hospital Birmingham, and Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy of University of Birmingham. He is also Past President of the British Institute of Radiology. Dr Green has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers as well as book chapters on various aspects of radiation measurements and on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). He has received major grants from EPSRC and Cancer Research UK on the subjects of BNCT and on new technology for particle therapy.
Dr Ed Smith is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He has an interest in Paediatric Tumours (Radiotherapy) and has a keen interest in Particle therapy. He is currently the Clinical Lead for The Christie in potentially developing a Proton Beam Therapy service at the site, as well as being a member of the national Proton Clinical Reference Panel for referral of eligible paediatric cases for Proton treatment abroad with NHS funding.,
The Cyclotron Trust is registered by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales (number 281930) with its registered office at 2 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1EY, United Kingdom