World Cancer Day

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February 4th is world Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against Cancer.  To join the fight and raise awareness for Cancer, Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre is offering gifts to all our patients who are effected by cancer.  We are getting behind the message of #wecanican.

Currently 8.8 million people die from Cancer worldwide every year, out of these 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69).  Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre has over 30 years’ experience in cancer care and is proud to be a part of Australia’s largest and leading international cancer care group, GenesisCare. Each year the group performs more than

350,000 treatments across its global network. GenesisCare continuously fosters the sharing of best-practice around technology, training, clinical practice, process and systems to facilitate integrated care delivery.

ARC’s vision and values have strong links to safety, quality, care and efficiency. With an excellent record in delivering quality patient care and managing risks, ARC continually focuses on improvements to keep at the forefront of health care delivery.

We can, I can, make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Radiation Therapy for skin cancer

Recently, Dr Andrew Potter, Radiation Oncologist, with Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre, presented to key SA Dermatologists on the effective, definitive treatment for localised non melanoma skin cancers, utilising modern radiotherapy techniques such as VMAT (volumetric modulated arc therapy). This is the second event held for SA Dermatologists and presentations have been interactive and well received, with cases studies providing excellent starting points for discussion.

Dr Potter spoke on the effectiveness of radiation therapy utilising a range of dose –fractionation choices, tailored to meet individual patient needs for treatment. Radiotherapy can be of particular benefit for anatomical locations where grafting or reconstruction is technically difficult (such as the nose or peri orbital skin) or where patient choice or medical comorbidities preclude surgery. Post-operative radiotherapy can also be useful as an adjuvant treatment to improve local control rates such as after excision of high risk cancers or in deep tumours.

VMAT provides us with the flexibility to treat areas which have refractory actinic change over larger areas of the skin, such as the scalp, forearms and lower limbs. In selected patients, durable control of actinic change with excellent cosmetic outcomes is seen.

Mr Fraser Hughes, Head of IT Innovations and business intelligence, for GenesisCare, internationally, gave those who attended a glimpse into the future with the development of the “Derm App”. This platform will provide a highly secure way for Dermatologists to refer into Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre.

If you would like to know more about this treatment please contact:

Rose Powell, Marketing & Relationship Manager E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre supports Movember

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To raise awareness for Men’s health including prostate cancer and testicular cancer our centre’s got involved in the Movember spirit.  November 17th we had a moustache morning where staff wore fake moustaches to raise awareness and money for the Movember appeal.  It was a great day even our equipment got into the spirit.  It was a great morning with all money raised going to Movember’s initiative to stop men from dying to early.  Here are some photos of the mornings across our centres.

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Supporting breast cancer clinical trials

Learn why our research leader for NSW supports breast cancer clinical trials.  If you would like to know more about clinical trials, speak to your doctor or ask to speak to one of our research nurses.

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National Bandana Day

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Friday the 27th of October our staff and patients got behind Bandana day.

Our staff bought and sold bandanas to raise money for Canteen.  Canteen supports people 12 to 25 who have been diagnosed with Cancer.

Here are some photos of our staff and patients getting behind this worthy cause.

We are still totalling up the money raised.  We will have a final figure soon.

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