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.
We provide a chemotherapy treatment service that offers you both choice and flexibility. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body by disrupting the cancer cells and preventing them from growing and dividing.
We offer a range of services to GPs and Primary Care Centres, whether you have a question around referring your patient to us, the treatments available, or our events and learning opportunities, your local GP Liaison Manager can help.
We appreciate that if you work in a GP surgery or hospital, your time is limited, so this web page will ensure you have easy access to the right information. We offer a range of services to GPs and Primary Care Centres, whether you have a question around referring your patient to us, the treatments available, or our events and learning opportunities, your local GP Liaison Manager can help.
What we offer your patients
At the Rutherford Cancer Centres we provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment and exceptional patient care in a supportive and personalised care environment for your patients. In addition to high energy proton beam therapy (PBT), we can also offer your patients conventional radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, all delivered in a relaxed and supportive environment that is responsive to the needs of each individual patient.
Don't forget to let your patients know, that all of our 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.
Learning opportunities and events
We run a number of free GP and medical professional learning sessions across our centres, they are a great way to spend valuable time with our team, whilst learning something new and meeting up with colleagues from across the region. Details of local events at your nearest centre can be found on our news and events pages, along with national events where we will be exhibiting or presenting.
Lunch and learns at your practice
To arrange a lunch and learn at your practice, please contact your local GP Liaison Manager who can facilitate this for you. Simply ask for the subject area of your choice from our list of treatments or body sites and we can coordinate suitable dates, times and clinicians to attend. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
First-class MR diagnostic imaging services for a range of medical conditions. Open now for referrals with flexible appointment availability...
The Rutherford Cancer Centres house some of the most sophisticated and accurate diagnostic imaging technology available. Our MR diagnostic imaging services are accessible to self-pay patients, those with private medical insurance and NHS patients (subject to approval), and are delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities.
These services are available to patients who need MRI diagnostic scanning to identify a range of medical conditions, not just cancer. Patients and clinicians using IMAGING@Rutherford can expect a first-class, rapid diagnostic service for a wide range of conditions. We offer this service at each of the Rutherford centres.
Approved by insurers - in addition to offering services on a self-pay basis, we are in the networks of all national private medical insurers.
Rapid MR diagnostic service - we offer a high quality MR diagnostic imaging service with rapid and detailed reporting to help clinicians diagnose with confidence.
World-class technology partner - we have partnered with Philips, using their leading healthcare technology to deliver digital clarity and speed in MR diagnostic imaging.
We welcome referrals from surgeons, physiotherapists, GPs and sports clubs.If you would like to enquire about your patients accessing the MRI service at the Rutherford, please contact us.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres are a network of oncology centres located across the UK, we have centres in:
Newport, South Wales
Reading, Thames Valley
Harley St, London (consultations only)
To find out more about our centres, please visit our centres page.
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If you are a medical professional or GP:
Our team are available to help you and your patients. If you wish to refer a patient to the Rutherford Cancer Centres for treatment, or would like to find out more about what we offer, please contact us: