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.
Our network of cancer centres provides access to oncology experts and world-class treatment. We understand receiving cancer treatment is a big adjustment, but our team is available to guide you through this journey.
We are currently accepting international patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact us today to find out more. For further information on our safety measures for patients in relation to coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus Advice Page.
We're here for you
The Rutherford Cancer Centres are the UK's first provider of high energy proton beam therapy, alongside the most advanced private cancer treatment facilities.
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can turn your life upside down. We are here to listen, understand, support and provide seamless access to our state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostic facilities in the United Kingdom.
Contact us to find out more about the treatments and services we offer to international patients at Rutherford Cancer Centres.
If you have your medical records ready, we can offer a quick consultation.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres provide high quality cancer care
Across our UK network of centres, our consultants, specialists and staff provide an all-encompassing cancer care service. Our team of consultants, supported by our highly dedicated clinical team and state-of-the-art facilities, will provide you with exceptional healthcare from start to finish.
All international patients have access to our full concierge services, ensuring a seamless patient pathway. This includes:
A Patient Liaison Officer throughout treatment
Advice on arranging flights from your country
Help with information on VISA arrangements
Travel and accommodation arrangements
Chauffer services throughout the stay in the UK (for airport transfers and daily transfers to the centres)
Choice of a five-star hotel or self-catering accommodation
Advice on leisure activities and sightseeing opportunities
As a patient travelling to us for treatment, we assure that you and your family members are in good hands, and we will endeavour to make your cancer journey as smooth as possible. Any further needs, in addition to the above, can be met upon request.
Rutherford Cancer Centres provide high quality cancer care. Your patient journey with us will be
as smooth as possible, without delay and will go beyond best practice. Here is a typical patient
pathway for starting treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centres.