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Ongoing MOMENTUM study highlights safety of Elekta Unity MR-Linac

On behalf of Elekta Unity researchers at eight centers in five countries, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) investigator Jasmijn Westerhoff, MD, recently presented the latest results from the MOMENTUM multi-institutional international registry at ESTRO 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  According to the study, of nearly 1,800 cancer patients treated with Elekta Unity, only 1.4 percent experienced…

Exploring the barriers to cancer care faced by LGBTQIA+ people with cancer

Research studies have shown that at least seven types of cancer disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ populations, including uterine cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Dan Saunders is a consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in England. He specializes in sarcoma and pediatric radiotherapy and was involved with NHS England’s first high-energy…

Unlocking advanced radiation therapy techniques for Veterinary Radiation Therapy

The brand new Elekta linear accelerator installed at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center (VHC) in June 2020 replaced a fifteen-year-old machine. The capabilities of the new Elekta equipment, with state-of-the-art dynamic beam shaping and on-board cone-beam CT imaging, immediately opened up new possibilities for the treatment of animal cancers at the center. “We…

Automation transforms radiotherapy planning at GenesisCare

GenesisCare Australia’s 2021 transition to Monaco® 6 treatment planning system for all of its Elekta treatment machines has been a resounding success, enabling the organization to streamline its planning processes through the planning system’s application programming interface (API)-based scripting feature. The new scripting capabilities in Monaco allowed GenesisCare to run a series of tasks in…

Florencia finds reassurance and support in her mobile app

Like many of us, Florencia Escobar loves meeting up with friends or just enjoying a nice meal with her partner. On these occasions, she wants to focus on the moment, on the positive things in life. COI in Argentina, where Florencia received treatment for cervical cancer, helped give her confidence and peace of mind –…

How Min Xuan turned fear into courage

In 2004, when Min Xuan was only six years old, he was treated for hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain, as well as astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer. The discussions between his mother and Dr. Cheng-Loong Liang at E-Da Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, seemed endless. They weighed the…

Unleashing possibility in multidisciplinary oncology care

MOSAIQ® Plaza offers so much more than treatment management. It is a dedicated oncology informatics ecosystem, built from the ground up specifically for cancer care providers. Putting patients firmly at the center, it helps both medical and radiation oncology professionals streamline workflows, stay informed, and coordinate care throughout a patient’s entire treatment journey. One key…

Linac-based cranial SRS a mainstay in many departments

While Leksell Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the undisputed gold standard for treating cranial indications, the linear accelerator maintains its position as the most widely used platform for cranial SRS – and its capabilities have only improved in recent years with advances in beam-shaping and beam delivery speed. In a recent Elekta webinar titled…