New cancer treatment unit green light

MILDURA will get a new $11 million cancer radiation oncology treatment centre by the end of 2019, meaning local cancer patients can receive treatment while remaining at home.

Icon Group, Australia’s largest provider of cancer care services, will build the new 800sqm centre in partnership with Mildura Health Private Hospital, on the grounds of the hospital.

It will house a $3 million dollar linear accelerator, which Icon Group chief executive officer Mark Middleton said delivers “pinpoint radiation treatment” to tumours.

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