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.
Immunotherapy is a biological therapy and type of targeted treatment that boosts the patient’s natural defence, the immune system, and enables it to find and destroy cancer cells found in the body. At Rutherford Cancer Centres, we use several different types of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer, in order to prevent cells growing and replicating or spreading around the body.
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.
Dr Yim is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based in South Wales. He undertook his medical training in the prestigious institutions of Edinburgh, Cambridge, Birmingham, and London (at the Royal Marsden Hospital) and received his Certification of Board of Clinical Oncologists in 2007.
Dr Yim’s specialist tumour sites are Colon, Lower GI, Upper GI, and Hepatobiliary. He sits on the Medical Advisory Board of Pancreatic Cancer UK and is also a Member of the European Pancreatic Cancer Academy, and the European School of Oncology. He is enthusiastically research active and holds a principal investigator role. His other areas of interest are:
Palliative cancer treatment
Bile duct cancer
Small bowel cancer
Dr Yim’s focus is to treat patients with fairness and compassion and provide them with the best appropriate treatment to achieve the best possible outcome. He is keen to continue his research and professional development in the future and is keen to undertake training in proton beam therapy in order to continue to provide the best possible care and treatment options for his patients.
Medical Advisory Board of Pancreatic Cancer UK
Member of the European Pancreatic Cancer Academy
European School of Oncology.
Dr Kein Yim does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Proton Partners International company.
Dr Kein Yim does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Proton Partners International company.
Dr Kein Yim does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or on behalf of Rutherford Cancer Centres or Proton Partners International.
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