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 from late 2020.
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.