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Cancer

23 February 2011

New cancer treatment at Netcare faster, more accurate

Cancer treatment in Africa has received an important shot in the arm with the commissioning of a cutting edge radiotherapy system at the Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion.

Cancer treatment in Africa received an important “shot in the arm” with the commissioning of a cutting edge radiotherapy system at the Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion, Pretoria, recently.

“The Varian Silhouette RapidArc is a new generation radiotherapy delivery system that is a great step forward for this form of treatment,” she points out. “The system allows Netcare Unitas Hospital to provide radiation therapy treatment that is comparable to that available anywhere else in the world.”

Two minute treatment cycle

 

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