News archive

As one of the leading partners to hospitals and clinics worldwide in providing brachytherapy, we always keep on top of the latest developments and news articles in all areas related to brachytherapy and the treatment of prostate cancer.

 

Below you'll find a number of publications from the past few years. Follow us on social media for regular industry and patient updates.

 

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Leeds Hospital praised for prostate care

12 November 2014
 

A report this week from the Royal College of Surgeons says four out of five hospitals treating prostate cancer don't have the most advanced radiotherapy - but one hospital in Leeds says it is confident it is providing some of the best treatment available.

Staff at St James' hospital in Leeds have also been making a bit of history today, as they carried out their 3000th Brachytherapy treatment for the disease. Click here to read more.

 

View the ITV video here.

 
 
 
SEEDS OF HOPE - A revolution in the treatmentof prostate cancer promises to drastically improve patient outcomeswhile maintaining quality of life
October 2014
 
Prostate brachytherapy is a cutting-edge treatment for the cure of prostate cancer. It aims to provide the best available cure rates and couple this with minimal impact on the patient. In fact, it is so minimally invasive that it has been termed ‘pinhole surgery’. It is a ‘one off ’ treatment that can be performed as a day case and patients can return to normal work or activities almost immediately after surgery. Click here to read the full article
 
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE “Plug-Free”: A Revolution in Brachytherapy Needle Design
20 October 2014
 

“Plug-Free”: A Revolution in Brachytherapy Needle Design

 

  • Eliminates the requirement for bone wax or synthetic plug; a small tab at the bevelled end of the needle securely holds seeds until release

  • Facilitates navigation and positioning of needle through intuitive fin-to-bevel design and consistent seed placement

  • Provides positive feedback to the operator of transition and implantation of seeds and strands

 

For more information or for any enquiries on the new “Plug-Free” needle exclusive to BXTAccelyon, or for any of our other products please contact   0800 014 8060 or email: john.alden@bxt-accelyon.com

 
 
 
How magic beads saved a rock star's love life: Drummer Kenney Jones of The Who on the new op that destroyed his prostate cancer
22 July 2014
 

Last September, Kenney Jones (drummer in the band The Who) was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He received 4D brachytherapy, a newer form of radiotherapy, which has a reduced risk of incontinence and impotence compared with other treatments. This article tells the story of his treatment and road to recovery. Click here to read the article.

 

 

Accelyon Appoints John Alden as UK & Ireland Commercial Director

25 October 2013

 

Accelyon Limited, the UK based global brachytherapy company supplying brachytherapy seeds, loaded seed assemblies and associated accessories and equipment to hospitals and clinics worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of John Alden to the position of UK & Ireland Commercial Director. John previously has worked for over 20 years in healthcare sales and technical roles and brings over 7 years of experience in brachytherapy in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. Click here to read more.

 

Accelyon Appoints Marisa James as Regulatory Director Australia and New Zealand

5 October 2013

 

Accelyon Limited, the UK based global brachytherapy company supplying brachytherapy seeds, loaded seed assemblies and associated accessories and equipment to hospitals and clinics worldwide is delighted to announce the appointment of Marisa James as Regulatory Director of Accelyon’s business in Australia and New Zealand. Marisa has previously worked in a number of roles in nuclear medicine and brings over 10 years of experience in brachytherapy in the continent and worldwide. Click here to read more.

 

Accelyon Signs Brachytherapy Seed Loading Services Supply Agreement With US-Based AnazaoHealth Corporation

1 August 2013

 

Accelyon Limited, the recently launched UK-based company specialising in supplying brachytherapy seeds, loaded seed assemblies and associated accessories and equipment to hospitals and clinics worldwide is delighted to announce it is partnering with US-based AnazaoHealth Corporation, a leading global provider of loading services for brachytherapy seed assemblies. Under the agreement, AnazaoHealth will load brachytherapy seeds into needles, cartridges and stranded assemblies for Accelyon to distribute to public and private hospitals in the European Union, Australia and New Zealand. Click here to read more.

 

Accelyon Signs Brachytherapy Seed Supply And Reseller Agreement With US-Based Theragenics Corporation

5 July 2013

 

Accelyon Limited, the recently launched UK-based company specialising in supplying brachytherapy seeds, loaded seed assemblies and associated accessories and equipment to hospitals and clinics worldwide is delighted to announce it is partnering with US-based Theragenics Corporation (NYSE:TGX), one of the world’s leading brachytherapy product manufacturers. Under the agreement, Accelyon will purchase AgX100® Iodine-125 seeds from Theragenics and load into needles, cartridges and stranded assemblies for distribution to public and private hospitals in the European Union, Australia and New Zealand. Click here to read more.

 

Accelyon announces participation at the 2013 UK & Ireland Prostate Brachytherapy Annual Conference

20 May 2013

 

Accelyon Limited, the new UK-based company specialising in supplying brachytherapy seeds, loaded seed assemblies and associated accessories and equipment to hospitals and clinics in the UK worldwide, announces it will be participating at the 2013 UK & Ireland Prostate Brachytherapy Conference 2013. The Conference takes place in Goodwood, West Sussex on 13-14 June 2013 and will bring together representatives from brachytherapy centres across the UK and Ireland, with the Conference agenda including presentations from a number of leading international speakers and experts. Click here to read more.

 

 

Operation to treat prostate cancer in only half an hour is revealed... and it's available on the NHS

8 June 2012

 

A gentler form of prostate cancer treatment that takes only 30 minutes has been devised by British surgeons. The technique is just as effective as surgery but is cheaper and has fewer side effects.This means men are back on their feet and back at work sooner and are much less likely to suffer problems such as impotence and incontinence. Click here to read more.

 

Outcomes following iodine-125 monotherapy for localized prostate cancer: the results of leeds 10-year single-center brachytherapy experience.

January 2010
 

A 10-year study of permanent brachytherapy monotherapy in Leeds shows positive results. Click here to read more.

 

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