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.
At the Rutherford Cancer Centres we pride ourselves on the standard of service and care we provide. Our staff consist of a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained registered professionals including clinical and medical oncologists, medical physicists and dosimetrists, therapy radiographers, nurses and a wide range of supporting staff.
We acknowledge the uniqueness of each individual, respecting his or her values, beliefs and concerns. We deliver care in a relaxed and supportive environment that is responsive to the needs of each individual, maintaining dignity and confidentiality at all times.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres are at the forefront of providing innovative cancer care
With our commitment to excellence, we provide an all-encompassing cancer service for patients, delivering world-class imaging, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatment.
Our patient services are designed and delivered within our Model of Excellence, which focuses on:
Operational and clinical excellence
The patient experience
Improving cancer care
Advancing proton therapy technology
Our services are accessible to self-pay patients, private patients under medical insurance and NHS patients (subject to approval) and will be delivered by our dedicated and skilled healthcare professionals and leading consultants in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Our governance structure incorporates both national and international medical advisory boards comprised of leading cancer specialists who ensure that the quality of care delivered within our centres meets international standards for cancer treatment.
The spirit of our centres is to transform cancer care and provide a revolutionary, personalised level of care to every patient delivered by dedicated staff who are passionate about excellence. We will continually review our services through patient engagement in the form of satisfaction surveys and patient forums to ensure we consistently meet and exceed the needs of our patients.
Coming to us for treatment?
All patients that come for treatment at our cancer centres, are welcome to bring family members, carers or friends, however, due to the nature of treatments, it will not always be possible for your companion to accompany you into the treatment suites.
If you are bringing children with you to the centre as visitors, please bring along an additional adult to supervise them during the treatment session.
We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you visit one of our centres. We understand that you may feel anxious about your first visit, so we have put together some information to help you. Please see our FAQs section, which will provide useful information before your visit.
If you are unsure about anything or have any questions before for arriving for treatment, please contact us on: 0800 210 0402.
Paying for your treatment
Get in Touch
If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or