NWA Cancer Treatment Group Integrates New Radiation Therapy System for Enhanced Precision

Highlands Oncology Group Commences High-Accuracy Radiotherapy Technology

Highlands Oncology Group, Northwest Arkansas’ leading cancer treatment provider, has implemented a new high-precision radiotherapy treatment machine, a TrueBeam linear accelerator, manufactured by Varian Medical Systems. Highlands Oncology Group began treating patients with the advanced radiotherapy system the week of October 31st.

The system blends efficient imaging and optimized patient positioning tools to provide more flexibility. The highly meticulous, automated progression of the system reduces operation time and heightens therapy precision and safety. As such, the Highlands Oncology Group team is eager, and enthusiastic, to provide this cutting-edge technology to their patients and to the community.

The TrueBeam system brings leading edge cancer care to communities by positioning clinics at the forefront in the fight against cancer, according to the Varian Medical Systems website. Designed to treat moving targets with advanced speed and accuracy, the TrueBeam platform is a fully-integrated system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. TrueBeam treats cancer anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated, including lung, breast, prostate and head and neck.

In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results.

About Highlands Oncology Group

Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer, every day!

For more information, visit: www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com.

Source: Highlands Oncology Group

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