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HEALTHY HELP: Trust’s £10million investment in advanced tech at Northwood cancer centre

 Published on: 13th January 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood has received a £10million investment to fund three new state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines.

The new Varian Halcyon and Ethos linear accelerator machines use beams of high-energy x-rays to give radiotherapy to patients who have cancer in any part of the body.

The machines are also able to image and treat cancer patients at a faster rate and deliver high-quality radiotherapy with greater accuracy.

Sarah James, divisional director for cancer services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs MVCC and made the new investment, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to buy the new linear accelerators, or linacs, for MVCC.

“The new linacs mean we will have the very latest technology at the centre and deliver even more accurate radiotherapy treatment for our patients who are living with a range of cancers.

“This means patients will be able to receive radiotherapy treatment more quickly, improving their lives and outcomes.”

The new machines are set to be on-site and fully operational by April.

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