Radiotherapy

For decades, we have been at the forefront of major radiotherapy breakthroughs which have significantly advanced radiotherapy practice and are now nationally recognised standards of treatment.

We have the latest technology and best patient environment in our radiotherapy department at The Royal Marsden; we deliver 75,000 treatments for the 5,000 patients we see every year.

We have 11 linear accelerators across the Trust, with patients having access to clinical trials across multiple tumour types. The Royal Marsden was one of the first NHS trusts to install CyberKnife, delivering the latest in stereotactic radiotherapy.

Developments in radiotherapy allow us to target tumours with more accurate doses of radiation than ever before. Greater accuracy means that fewer healthy cells are damaged, which in turn means that stronger doses can be given, making treatment more effective and, usually, shorter.

We offer the following types of radiotherapy using the latest state-of-the-art equipment – image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiotherapy, CyberKnife and brachytherapy.