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Our Centres


Three Rutherford Cancer Centres are currently under construction in the UK. Proton Partners International will name its treatment centres The Rutherford Cancer Centres to honour renowned scientist Ernest Rutherford’s contribution in identifying and naming the proton in 1911.

All but one of the facilities within The Rutherford Cancer Centres are purpose-built and include: reception areas, outpatient consulting rooms, linear accelerator (LINAC), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), recovery areas and chemotherapy suites.


The Rutherford Cancer Centre, South Wales

The Rutherford Cancer Centre, South Wales, is located in Newport and is due to open in March 2017. Proton beam therapy will be available in early 2018. This will be the first centre to be opened by Proton Partners International, and it will be the first operational high energy proton beam therapy centre in the UK.

The following treatments will be available:

  • 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (V-MAT)
  • Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)
  • Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT)

The Rutherford Cancer Centre, North East

The Rutherford Cancer Centre, North East, will be the second centre to be opened by Proton Partners International in the UK and will be located in Bomursund. The purpose-built centre will treat patients primarily from the north of England and Scotland.


The Rutherford Cancer Centre, Thames Valley

Located near Reading, the third centre to be opened by Proton Partners International will be located at the heart of one of the most exciting health and life sciences projects in Europe. The Thames Valley Science Park is part of The University of Reading’s project providing 800,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space.

Situated just off the M4 corridor and with connections to Heathrow Airport, this centre will offer treatment to patients from the south of England as well as international patients.


The Gulf International Cancer Centre, Abu Dhabi

Proton Partners International will be building a proton centre as part of the Gulf International Cancer Center (GICC), a large existing cancer centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The centre will be the first high energy proton beam therapy centre in the Middle East, offering treatment from 2019.

The centre is currently operational, offering the following conventional treatments:

  • Radiation therapy with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Radiation therapy with high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy implants
  • Chemotherapy and hormonal treatment
  • Cancer diagnosis and staging utilising positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET-CT) with supportive cyclotron
  • Counselling for cancer education and prevention