News tagged Cancer

Radiotherapy careers open day

Posted on in Staff

Being a therapeutic radiographer is a very rewarding career. Why not come all to The James Cook University Hospital Radiotherapy Careers Open Day on Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am to 12pm to find out more?

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

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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

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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.