• Jun 22, 2021

    No more landfill trips for Elekta’s United Kingdom manufacturing facility

    Elekta’s Cornerstone campus in Crawley, UK As of March 1, Elekta’s facilities in Crawley, UK “Cornerstone,” stopped trucking the solid waste products from linear accelerator manufacture and office refuse to a landfill. Whatever can’t be recycled back into the manufacturing stream is converted into electricity via incineration and organic matter...

  • Jun 11, 2021

    Beirut hospital to offer more advanced cancer treatment with linac upgrade

    Ribbon cutting at the ceremony at Rafik Hariri University Hospital Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, has perhaps suffered more than other cities during the Covid-19 pandemic. In August 2020, an explosion in the city’s harbor left over 200 people dead, injured 7,500 and put an additional burden on hospitals already under pressure...

  • Jun 04, 2021

    Vigilance a key part of catching cancer early

    Alex Hill (right) with his family When it comes to discovering lumps or bumps in or on one’s body, denial and wishful thinking that they’ll just go away is a poor strategy, according to Alex Hill, Healthcare Account Director for Elekta (Georgia, northern Florida) and testicular cancer survivor. “My advice...

  • Jun 04, 2021

    Embracing virtual working to help radiotherapy teams to continue vital care

    Jen Anthony, Customer Engagement Manager New NHS figures have revealed the significant impact Covid-19 has had on cancer patients, with diagnostics and surgery being badly affected. A breakdown of the figures by Cancer Research show that 4.6 million fewer diagnostic tests were carried out during the pandemic than the previous...

  • May 26, 2021

    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...