News tagged Cancer

Cancer centre wins architectural award for outstanding community benefit

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

The new cancer centre at the Friarage Hospital has won the Community Benefit Award at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Yorkshire and Humber regional finals. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, a purpose built £10million building offers the very best in cancer care. Designed and developed to provide the best possible environment for those living with cancer.

Implant will reduce radiotherapy side effects

Posted on in Services

The James Cook University Hospital has become the first NHS hospital in the North to offer a cutting-edge implant to prostate cancer patients which can reduce radiotherapy side effects by up to 70%. SpaceOAR® hydrogel is injected into the space between the prostate and the rectum before treatment to reduce radiation exposure and minimise damage to healthy tissue.

New radiotherapy machine treats patients 3 times faster

Posted on in Services

Cancer patients at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are benefiting from a leading edge radiotherapy machine which can deliver treatment up to three times faster than conventional methods. The new linear accelerator (linac) – a Versa HD manufactured by Elekta – has advanced 4D image guidance systems which provide extremely accurate treatment delivery and minimal side effects.

Hard-hitting warnings from ex-smokers

Posted on in Health improvement

For some smokers in their 30s and 40s, the thought of cancer or COPD is often dismissed as a risk that feels years away… But now two former smokers and cancer survivors are making personal appeals in a graphic quit smoking campaign that urges smokers to quit and reduce their risk – and never assume it won’t happen to them.

Radiotherapy Careers Clearing Open Day

Posted on in Staff

The James Cook University Hospital is hosting a Radiotherapy Careers Clearing Open Day on Saturday 18 August. The event takes place in the Radiotherapy Department, near North Entrance, from 10am to 12noon. Whether you are looking to embark on your first career after receiving your A-level results or it’s simply time for a new challenge, come along to find out more about the role of a therapeutic radiographer, the department and the clinical placements available.