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We’re here – right where you need us

We support you on your cancer journey every step of the way, offering innovative and personalised treatment options, including proton beam therapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and a range of supportive care services.

UK’s only network of proton therapy centres

Proton beam therapy is available across the UK at the Rutherford Cancer Centres network. It’s an advanced form of targeted radiotherapy with fewer side effects and can also be used for hard-to-reach tumours.

A network of leading experts

We work with leading consultant oncologists from across the UK. Our experts focus on providing you with high-quality cancer care and innovative treatments including proton beam therapy.

Exceptional personalised care and support

Our network of cancer centres has been designed to put you first. We cover multiple locations across the UK, so you can access consultations and innovative treatments at any of the centres if required.

Welcoming international patients

Cancer patients from overseas can expect a five-star service, with state-of-the-art treatment and a patient pathway that goes beyond best practice. Your patient journey with us will be straightforward and without delay.

IMAGING @Rutherford

First-class and rapid MR imaging services for a range of medical conditions. Open now for referrals with flexible appointment availability.

Join team Rutherford

We're looking for individuals who are committed to providing outstanding patient care and passionate about innovation in cancer treatments such as proton beam therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

The Rutherford Cancer Centres provide high quality cancer care

UK's only network of proton beam therapy centres

At Rutherford Cancer Centres, we provide personalised cancer treatment with an exceptional level of patient care and welcome patients from within the UK and internationally. We are the only UK network of cancer centres to offer proton beam therapy, alongside conventional radiotherapy,  chemotherapy and supportive care services.

What is proton beam therapy?

Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. This treatment method has the ability to target harder to reach tumours, that are in sensitive locations such as near the prostate, spine, in the brain, or in close proximity to vital organs. Proton beam therapy can be specifically targeted to a treatment area, ensuring the best possible outcomes and minimal side effects. Find out more about the cancers we treat with this treatment by using our treatment finder below. 

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Cancer care to suit you

We understand that cancer affects more than your physical health. We will reassure you at every step of your cancer journey, your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and delivered in a supportive environment. Our medical teams utilise the most up-to-date and cutting-edge technology to plan and deliver the most optimal treatment plans. We provide ongoing support during and after treatment, with a team of experts that are always on hand when you need them.

Find out more about our cancer treatments and supportive care services.

Proton Beam Therapy

Proton Beam Therapy

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

MR-linac radiotherapy

MR-linac radiotherapy

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

Supportive Care

Supportive Care

IMAGING@Rutherford

IMAGING@Rutherford

International Patients

International Patients

Referral to Rutherford

Referral to Rutherford

Get in Touch

If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on +44 (0) 800 210 0402 or

Cancers we treat with proton beam therapy

The Rutherford Cancer Centres give you access to the latest cancer treatment options, including proton beam therapy. Our team is here to support you on your cancer journey, with treatments and wellbeing services available across the UK through our network of state-of-the-art oncology centres.

Treatment Finder

Our team is here to support you on your cancer journey, with treatments and wellbeing services.

Get started

This treatment finder is designed to help you find out more about certain types of cancers and how they might be treated at the Rutherford. To get started, simply click a gender option below, and an area of the body for more information.

Everyone is different, so treatment options for certain cancers will vary from person to person. An oncologist will discuss which treatment options will be best for you.

Choose the applicable option below to begin

Cancers we treat with Proton Beam Therapy

Before treatment begins, one of our oncologists will discuss and explain what your treatment options are, and if further treatments or services will be required.

Proton beam therapy can be used as a sole method for treating certain cancers or used in combination with other cancer services, such as chemotherapy, or to ensure that any remaining cancerous cells are destroyed following tumour removal surgery.

Areas of the body we currently treat with Proton Beam Therapy:
  • Bowel
  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Head & Neck
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Oesophagus
  • Prostate
  • Sarcoma
  • Skull base
  • Spine
  • Vaginal

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What a lovely, warm and relaxing place to be, when you're maybe not your best and don't feel like going through the things you need to. The staff are fab and help with everything, they make you feel human again!

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

August 2019

Very helpful and friendly, excellent!

Patient Feedback - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

August 2019

Overall a fantastic facility which I have been recommending to all friends and family!

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

July 2019

The radiotherapy team have been lovely throughout my treatment. Always smiling, friendly and happy to answer my questions, thank you!

Patient Feedback - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

July 2019

Thank you for making what can be a difficult time much more pleasurable! Its been a much easier treatment seeing your smiling faces everyday!

Patient Feedback - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

July 2019

We asked many questions, which were always answered promptly and in detail, which we were able to understand.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

July 2019

What a lovely, warm and relaxing place to be, when you're maybe not your best and don't feel like going through the things you need to. The staff are fab and help with everything, they make you feel human again!

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

August 2019

Very helpful and friendly, excellent!

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

August 2019

The staff at Rutherford have been excellent every time I visited - no complaints at all during my treatment

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

August 2019

Excellent staff and service. Kind and approachable at all times. Very supportive.

Patient Satisfaction Survey - Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

September 2019

Video & Media

Transforming Cancer care

What is proton beam therapy?

An overview of what proton beam therapy is and how it works

We're here - right where you need us

From diagnosis through to treatment and recovery, we're here to support you on your cancer journey every step of the way.

Rutherford Cancer Centre North West

Our newest centre in Liverpool, situated close to both the university and hospital. will offer patients in the region the latest in advanced cancer treatment services and supportive care.

Nicola's Story

Nicola shares her story on her diagnosis and her cancer journey at the Rutherford

Meet Ed

Senior Radiotherapy Physicist - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

Simon Hardacre

The UK's first high energy proton beam therapy patient


What is proton beam therapy?

An overview of what proton beam therapy is and how it works

We're here - right where you need us

From diagnosis through to treatment and recovery, we're here to support you on your cancer journey every step of the way.

Rutherford Cancer Centre North West

Our newest centre in Liverpool, situated close to both the university and hospital. will offer patients in the region the latest in advanced cancer treatment services and supportive care.

Nicola's Story

Nicola shares her story on her diagnosis and her cancer journey at the Rutherford

Meet Ed

Senior Radiotherapy Physicist - Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley

Simon Hardacre

The UK's first high energy proton beam therapy patient


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