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.
We provide a chemotherapy treatment service that offers you both choice and flexibility. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body by disrupting the cancer cells and preventing them from growing and dividing.
Here visitors can find an overview of all the consultants who work with the Rutherford Cancer Centres. Click to go through to the individual consultant biography pages where information is available on their qualifications, medical memberships, and particular cancer or body area specialisms.
Using the filter option below, 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 cancer 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.
Dr Henry Cain qualified in 2001 from Leicester Medical School. Following being awarded MD in breast cancer signalling pathways and higher surgical training in Newcastle upon Tyne, he spent a year as the Oncoplastic Fellow at the Canniesburn Unit in Glasgow.
Dr Cain was appointed a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle upon Tyne in 2013, and continues his commitment in teaching advanced oncoplastic breast surgery. Clinically he has been one of the lead surgeons in the introduction of Radioactive Seed Localisation of impalpable breast cancer and Targeted Axillary Dissection to the UK.
After growing up in rural Northumberland it was no accident that Dr Cain returned to live in this beautiful area. He's kept very busy doing outside work with his two boys and spends most of his family time outside in the wilds with his five dogs.
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Association of Breast Surgeons
Dr Henry Cain maintains numerous research activities in the molecular basis of breast cancer supervision MD and PhD students and has a significant interest in the use of Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy to de-escalate breast cancer surgery. He's the principal investigator in four national breast cancer trials and the surgical co-investigator for the national NOSTRA trial. He's also NIHR breast cancer research lead for the North of England.
Dr Henry Cain does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Henry Cain does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Rutherford Health plc company.
Dr Henry Cain does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Rutherford Health plc.
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