New Radiotherapy Technology Coming to Elkins Cancer Care Center
March 21, 2018
Elkins, WV -- Physicians, planners, architects, engineers and others recently gathered to finalize plans for the construction of a vault at the Cancer Care Center in Elkins, which will hold a new, state-of-the-art TrueBeam® linear accelerator.
“We will break ground later this month with a projected complete date of three to six months,” said Duane Boyce, B.S., CMD, RT (R)(T), Cancer Center Director. “The project will greatly enhance cancer care for patients in communities throughout our 8-county service area.”
According to Boyce, TrueBeam® is a leading edge radiotherapy system designed for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate, and head and neck.
In 2017, the WVU Cancer Institute and Davis Medical Center affiliated for cancer services. The partnership is improving cancer care by bringing new technology, like the linear accelerator, to the region.
Caption Representatives from Davis Medical Center and the WVU Cancer Institute join architects and engineers in planning the construction of the linear accelerator vault on the campus of the DMC Cancer Care Center.
About the Cancer Care Center The Cancer Care Center in Elkins is a joint partnership of the WVU Cancer Institute and Davis Medical Center. A multidisciplinary care team is led by experienced and board-certified cancer specialists, treating more than 400 new patients each year and providing 8,000 patient visits. The program consists of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for patients diagnosed with cancers including but not limited to breast, colon/rectal, esophageal, pancreatic, lung, lymphoma, prostate, liver and skin. The Cancer Care Center is a department of Davis Medical Center and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC).