Rutherford Cancer Centres are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality cancer care, offering access to innovative and advanced treatment techniques using the most up-to-date cutting-edge technology.
Each and every patient has a personalised care pathway, and our team of highly skilled staff provide support throughout treatment and offer easy access to a range of supportive care services, as required. Caring for patients using innovative treatments and techniques is at the heart of everything we do.
Who is eligible for treatment at Rutherford Cancer Centres?
Rutherford Cancer Centres provide services for private cancer treatment in the UK for patients under medical insurance or patients wishing to self-pay. Currently, only adult NHS patients in South Wales, subject to approval, are eligible for proton beam therapy treatment at theRutherford Cancer Centre South in Wales. As the Rutherford Cancer Centres network continue to expand in the UK, there may be opportunities to increase our offering of proton beam therapy treatment to NHS patients.
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.
Patients at our centres have access to the latest proton beam therapy equipment. Using a robotic patient-positioning couch and the most up-to-date imaging capabilities alongside the ProteusONE, meaning that damage to peripheral tissue and organs is minimised, reducing side-effects for our patients. Proton beam therapy is currently available in Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales.
The care and support we offer our patients is second to none, and we provide that support from the point of diagnosis, through to post-treatment and recovery. We offer each patient a personalised total care package that goes beyond best practice pathways. Our dedicated and passionate care teams aim to provide all patients with ongoing holistic support and easy access to supportive therapies during and after their treatment.