The new state-of-the-art Halcyon system offers pioneering technology to streamline and simplify every aspect of a patient’s cancer treatment. The system delivers radiation therapy with pinpoint precision and speed, providing a more comfortable service for up to 50 patients a day at Icon Cancer Centre (previously known as ROC) Toowoomba.
Dr John McVeigh, Federal Member for Groom, said the addition of the advanced Halcyon technology to ROC Toowoomba is further evidence of the state’s ongoing commitment to combatting cancer.
“Cancer is an important issue for Queenslanders with incidence rates higher than any other state. Having the right cancer services in place is critical to ensure the best chances for patients. We welcome the addition of the latest, world-leading oncology technology to Queensland that will not only improve patient’s access to comprehensive cancer care, but places Queensland at the forefront of healthcare innovation.”
More than 26,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer every year, and more than 8,600 die from the disease, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting cancer affected 542 per 100,000 people in Queensland between 2006 and 2010.