The centre is already operational and has been offering patients Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) services which include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies symptom control, blood tests, oncology nurse consultation and supportive therapies, as well as diagnostic services. High energy proton beam therapy services will come online in 2022 which will make the centre one of the most comprehensive advanced cancer therapy facilities in Europe.
Mike Moran, CEO of Rutherford Health, said: “We are delighted to bring MR Linac to Liverpool. It heralds a significant step forward for advanced cancer care services in the region and will be the first in the Liverpool City region.
“Our network of cancer centres continues to play a key role in providing cancer care across the UK, especially in relation to precision radiotherapy.”
Services at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West will be accessible to private patients under medical insurance, self-pay patients and to NHS patients where NHS contracts are in place.