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.
Rutherford Estates is transforming oncology spaces
Rutherford Estates is a niche, boutique expert with a proven ability in delivering compact proton beam therapy centres that are high quality, high end and high tech.
We enhance the healthcare economy by supporting the development of additional diagnostic and treatment facilities - knowing there is an unmet demand. The patient experience is at the core of our design and we are positively transforming the experience of both patients and their families. Our centres give cancer patients ready access to high energy proton beam therapy, as well as diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Each centre is designed to support patient well-being – patient environments and amenities matter.
Why Rutherford Estates?
We have unique insight into what makes an oncology environment work
The facilities we design become part of the treatment plan
Our world-class network of partners gives us the edge
We care about the environment
Our projects are complex. We make it simple
Working with us
We love a challenge and thrive under pressure. We are proud of our delivery of three standalone cancer centres in four years and further development projects in sight. From independent centre developments, to private patient units, to extensions to existing facilities we are passionate about supporting the healthcare economy around the world to bring more treatment options and environments to patients.