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.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool from late 2020.
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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