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Providing for both the planning and delivery of cancer treatments, the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley offers a selection of oncology services for children and adults including radiotherapy and additional supportive therapies tailored to support our patient’s clinical needs. Systematic Anti-Cancer Therapies are available for adults only and proton beam therapy will also be available at Thames Valley from late-2019.

Our patients are at the heart of what we do, and we endeavour to provide every one of our patients and their family/carers a comfortable and welcoming environment to receive treatment. Our state-of-the-art treatment facilities feature the very latest in advanced treatment technology, which allows us to plan and deliver treatments in the most effective way and are personalised to our patients’ needs.

Treatments available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley include:

  • Proton beam therapy (from late-2019)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • CT (Computerised Tomography) scanner
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner

Delivering exceptional care and support

Holistic care is central to our mission at Rutherford Cancer Centres and the supportive care team are available to offer advice or assistance to our patients during or after the treatment delivery. All patients have the option to complete a holistic-needs assessment that allows our team to provide a tailored care plan alongside the dedicated treatment.

Purpose-built treatment facilities for the planning and delivery of our services and treatments await patients at Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley. Additionally, we pride ourselves on understanding that each patient has a unique treatment experience, which is why we work together to create tailored treatment plans that accommodate individual needs.

Facilities available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley include:

  • 1 medical proton therapy machine
  • 1 medical linear accelerator
  • A Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) suite
  • 1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for treatment planning
  • 1 Computerised Tomography (CT) scanner for treatment planning
  • Anaesthetic recovery rooms
  • 6 consulting rooms
  • Child-friendly area
  • Waiting area

To ensure all patients have a relaxing visit as possible, we provide free Wi-Fi access throughout the centre and fully-equipped waiting areas with refreshments available.

Referrals to Rutherford Cancer Centres

In order to receive treatment at the Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley, patients should always seek referral through their oncologist or consultant. For further information regarding referrals, please email enquiries@therutherford.com or call 0800 210 0402.

Meet our dedicated consultants

At Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley, providing our patients with an unparalleled standard of service and care is part of our ongoing mission. We are proud to have a dedicated staff consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained registered professionals including clinical and medical oncologists, therapy radiographers, medical physicists and dosimetrists, nurses and passionate supportive care teams.

Follow the link to find out more about consultants working with Rutherford Cancer Centres.

If you’d like to speak to our enquiries team about proton beam therapy, or any of our other treatments, please get in touch:

0800 210 0402
Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley 3 Collegiate Square
Shinfield Reading
Centre Contact Number
01182 075610

The centre is located at:

Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley, 3 Collegiate Square, Shinfield, Reading, RG2 9LH

All of our registered centres undergo a registration inspection by the independent healthcare regulators of each country (Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, Care Quality Commission) to ensure that the quality and safety of services meet the required standards of care. In addition, ongoing inspections are undertaken and where these have taken place, full reports are made available on our website.

By Road
  • London: 49 miles
  • Swindon: 42 miles
  • Oxford: 41 miles
  • Heathrow: 26 miles
  • Southampton: 46 miles

For those travelling by car, free car-parking is available on site.


The postcode for satnav is RG2 9LH.

By Train

The nearest train station is Reading (approximately 15 minutes’ drive away).


A wide selection of hotels are located nearby.

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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

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