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Grant to Greek State Hospitals for Upgrading Radiation Therapy Equipment

axonikosA special grant of 16 million euros by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will allow seven state hospitals in Greece to upgrade their radiation therapy equipment and improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments, was announced on Friday.
According to the Foundation, the grant is part of a three-year initiative (2012-2014) totalling 100 million euros, beyond the regular annual programmes offered, dealing with the adverse effects of the social and economic crisis in Greece.
The grant will replace old-technology linear accelerator equipment with new state-of-the-art accelerators, which provide greatly enhanced accuracy, while the Foundation will also train the equipment operators.
Board president Andreas Drakopoulos said the Foundation wanted to “introduce a holistic approach on the issue and contribute to the necessary upgrading of radiation therapy services provided by public hospitals to all suffering from cancer.” There are approximately 25,500 patients who require radiation therapy in Greece, annually.
The recipient hospitals will be selected on the basis of geographic coverage in services provided and the age of the equipment being used. For the grant’s implementation, the Foundation will collaborate with university hospitals in Europe and the United States as well as the Greek Association of Radiation Therapy Oncology.

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