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 in 2021.
At the Rutherford Cancer Centres we provide exceptional patient support from diagnosis and consultation through to treatment and recovery, with leading consultant oncologists available at our centres across the country.
We work with many leading and specialist consultants across the Rutherford Cancer Centres network. Click on a profile below to find out more on their qualifications, medical memberships, and particular cancer specialities. Using the filter option, consultants can be narrowed down by speciality and their closest centre. However, consultants will travel between locations should patients need or choose to receive treatment in another of our centres. To find out more about our consultants’ specialities or if you’d like to message a consultant directly, please click on the relevant profiles below.
Proton Beam Therapy
Many of our consultants have received training from the Rutherford Cancer Centres in the delivery of proton beam therapy. The programme, Proton Therapy Clinical Education, in conjunction with The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and IBA, the leading proton beam therapy solutions manufacturer, involves consultant oncologists gaining practical experience in Penn’s Roberts Proton Therapy Center – one of the world’s leading centres of proton therapy research and expertise. Click here to view our proton beam therapy specialists.