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Hospital groups unite to tackle prostate cancer

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East has announced a collaboration with Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital to aid treatment of prostate cancer radiotherapy patients.

(Fom left) Chris Land, centre manager at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East, Matthew Lamb, hospital director at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital and Nuffield Health urology surgeon Mr Toby Page

A new oncology pathway for the region introduced by the Rutherford centre for its patients means prostate cancer patients can now have local access to hydrogel spacers which reduce radiation exposure during radiotherapy treatment.

The pathway is designed to meet increasing demand for precision radiotherapy in the region.

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