Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
The radiotherapy treatment comes from an electrical machine called a ‘Linear accelerator’ and is directed as a beam to the part of the body that needs to be treated. Treatment is given daily over a period of days or weeks and you may hear people call these treatments ‘fractions’. They are just a fraction of your treatment dose and plan.
Chemotherapy at the Rutherford takes place in our modern therapy suites, consisting of up to ten treatment areas offering treatment for haematology/oncology patients requiring systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) and supportive care in an outpatient setting. The infusion therapy suites are available for patients undergoing treatment for breast, urology, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancers, and both malignant and non-malignant haematology disorders.
To provide an all-encompassing cancer service for patients, delivering high quality imaging, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy to achieve our vision.
At the heart of our vision and values, is the delivery of exceptional personalised care and treatment to our patients, achieving greater patient outcomes in the treatment of cancer, and the advancement of proton beam therapy technology.
Our services are designed and delivered within a Model of Excellence which focuses on:
Operational and Clinical Excellence
The patient experience
Improving cancer care
Advancing proton beam therapy technology
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