With cancer rates expected to grow by over 40% in Geelong over the next 12 years, Icon Geelong will provide greater access to advanced radiation treatment with a capacity to treat 500 new patients each year.
“Icon are delighted to be on track for a late 2019 completion of our radiation oncology centre at the Epworth Geelong Hospital. Together Epworth and Icon are opening up greater choice for patients with cancer in the greater Geelong area,” Icon Group CEO Mark Middleton said.
The centre will feature the latest in radiation therapy technology and techniques with a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, including stereotactic radiation therapy, the most advanced treatment for small metastatic tumours. This technique provides pinpoint precision to multiple tumours while limiting radiation doses to surrounding healthy tissue.