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.
Making a referral: Don't forget to let your patients know, that all of our cancer treatments are available to medically-insured patients, self-paying patients and patients referred by the NHS (where commissioned to do so), and are backed by our range of comprehensive supportive care services. To make a referral, please click here.
Our COVID-19 response: We are working with the NHS and the Independent Healthcare Providers Network as part of the national response to coronavirus, ensuring that cancer patients continue to receive their treatments. We continue to remain open for patient referrals, to ensure that they have access to the cancer treatments and services they need. Find out more about the NHS referral contracts we have in place here.