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 Madhumita Bhattacharyya graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1998, having also obtained an intercalated BSc in Tumour Biology at University College London (1995). After junior medical training in London, including oncology posts at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospitals, she commenced her Medical Oncology training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital before undertaking a PhD in Molecular Oncology and completed her medical oncology training in Wessex. Dr Bhattacharyya was appointed as a consultant in Reading at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in January 2012.
Dr Bhattacharyya specialises in the treatment of melanoma, breast and ovarian cancers with systemic treatments. She is the Acute Oncology Lead for the Thames Valley and the Royal Berkshire Hospitals. As well as her clinical interests, she has an interest in education and an educational supervisor for medical trainees at Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya does not hold a share or financial interest in the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Proton Partners International company.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at the Rutherford Cancer Centres or another Proton Partners International company.
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharyya 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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