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.
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.
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.
With our commitment to excellence, Rutherford Cancer Centres provides an all-encompassing cancer service for patients, delivering world-class imaging, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatment.
At the Rutherford Cancer Centres 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. Private cancer patients from overseas can expect a 5 star service, with state-of-the-art treatment services and a patient pathway caters for each one of your needs that goes beyond best practice.
Our bespoke approach to your cancer journey will always be delivered by our warm and welcoming multidisciplinary team, who will tailor a treatment pathway to suit your individual needs for the best possible clinical outcome. Our brand-new facilities set in peaceful surroundings aim to promote calm and wellbeing. It is this ‘made-to-measure’ approach that allows us to work with you to deliver outcome-focussed, personalised cancer care using the latest technology and therapies available to our world leading team.
Why choose the Rutherford Cancer Centres?
We are proud to be the UK’s first provider of high energy proton beam therapy, alongside the most advanced private cancer treatment facilities. Our commitment to you is to look after your wellbeing, which you would naturally expect from a world-leading private healthcare provider. We offer reassurance every step of the way, starting with your initial enquiry to lifelong ongoing support and peace of mind that the care you receive will be first class; personal to you and without delay.
With our commitment to excellence, we provide an all-encompassing cancer service for patients, delivering world-class proton therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy treatments and imaging services.
All our international patients have access to our full concierge services including, ensuring a seamless patient pathway. This includes:
A Patient Liaison Officer throughout treatment
International travel arrangements
Chauffer services throughout the stay in the UK (for airport transfers and daily transfers to the centres)
Choice of 5 star hotel or self-catering accommodation
0800 helpline 24 hours a day
Advice on leisure activities and sightseeing opportunities in the local area of the centre
As a patient flying to us for treatment, we can 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 met upon request.
Treatments available to international patients
With our team of consultants, supported by our highly dedicated clinical team and state-of-the-art facilities, you will experience exceptional healthcare, from your suitability assessment for proton beam therapy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or immunotherapy needs.
Treatments and services available for international patients include:
Surgery (additional service if needed carried out at local partnering hospitals)
Multi Disciplinary Team evaluation of each patient with 3rd party assurance of treatment planning
Rutherford @ Harley Street in partnership with Phoenix Hospital Group
Phoenix Hospital Group provides excellence in patient care via a state-of-the-art hospital on Weymouth Street and prestigious consulting rooms and dedicated diagnostic and imaging centres at 25 and 9 Harley Street. The Rutherford Cancer Centres is delighted to have launched a clinic at this location.
Our services are based at 9 & 25 Harley Street and offer rapid access to initial consultations or second opinions in the heart of London’s famous medical district. The facilities are designed to give you seamless access to our network of private diagnostic and cancer treatment centres. Everything is available in house resulting in fast turnaround times. You may recently have been diagnosed with cancer or wish to seek a second opinion, we understand that the news is sometimes unexpected and that you are probably considering your next steps, this is where we can help.
Trust in experienced medical professionals who understand your needs and who can help you each step of the way by gaining access to the best doctors and hospitals in London, one of the world’s centres of excellence for medical care.
At the Rutherford clinic on Harley Street, international patients have access to:
24hrs pathology testing
Follow up appointments
Hotel style out-patient facilities
Find out more
To find out more about coming to Rutherford Cancer Centres as an international patient, please download our International Patient Guide or get in touch below: