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 centres in the United Kingdom is conveniently located near major airports. At each of our centres, we have state-of-the-art facilities and provide an all-encompassing cancer service for patients.
Rutherford Cancer Centre, South wales
Rutherford Cancer Centre, Thames Valley
Rutherford Cancer Centre, North East
Rutherford Cancer Centre, North West
Rutherford@Harley St, London (consultations only)
In addition to our innovative cancer treatments, we also offer easy access to supportive therapies that are provided in-house. These include access to physiotherapy, dietetic services, reflexology and counselling. The additional services are designed to complement your treatment which can be an important part of feeling like yourself again.