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:
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, Northumberland
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, Northumberland, 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, Berkshire
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: