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How the “Maternal Wall” impacts STEM professionals

A confident, rising star in Elekta’s linac business, Sonal Bhadane still fretted about what would become of her career when in 2016 she became pregnant with her first child. “I was doing really well at my job, I was on the verge of promotion and everything in my career was on an upward trajectory,” says…

Pandemic puts focus on hypofractionated radiotherapy in Colombia

While many Colombian cancer patients experienced long delays in their radiotherapy treatment for prostate and breast cancer due to Covid-19 restrictions, the pandemic has encouraged and accelerated the adoption of hypofractionated protocols that have significantly shortened the patient’s cancer treatment journey. “We started using hypofractionated radiotherapy – 60 Gy in 20 fractions – for our…

20-minute single-fraction lung treatment to ease surgical workload during pandemic

In this case study, a newly adopted ultra-hypofractionation scheme was used to treat a male patient diagnosed with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the right lung and bronchus. The case was considered medically and technically operable but in light of the ongoing pandemic and since the patient had no underlying health conditions or previous radiation…

Growing green credentials for Earth Day

For more than half a decade, April 22 has been heralded as Earth Day. It was originally created to raise awareness of the environmental condition of the U.S. and bring the issues into the country’s national agenda. The day is now marked internationally, and this year’s theme is about restoring the earth. To mark the…

Elekta radiation therapy system brings hope to cancer patients in China’s Zhejiang province

Elekta Infinity gives clinicians the technology to deliver precision radiation medicine. June 2020 saw a new dawn of hope and better cancer treatments for patients in and around China’s Zhejiang province with the installation of an Elekta Infinity™ linear accelerator at Zhejiang People’s Hospital. Elekta Infinity brings sophisticated 4D CBCT image guidance and other advanced…

Gender equality – where’s the science in it?

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we have brought together three female Elekta leaders to discuss their perspectives on gender equality in science-based roles. Here you’ll find out what the current challenges are and what can be done to entice more women to work in this field. Giulia Thompson, PhD,…

Helping employees focus on healthy living during the pandemic

March 2020 saw the greatest global shift to homeworking it has ever seen. While businesses rapidly adapted to this situation, what wasn’t immediately obvious was the impact the pandemic would have on employees’ health and wellbeing. Ami Meech, Elekta’s Vice President of HR Americas and Oncology Informatics Solutions, discusses how her team quickly reacted to…