The following is an excerpt from a news release by Planets, a charity dedicated to fundraising for pancreatic, liver and neuroendocrine tumours.
“PLANETS are thrilled to announce that the eagle (finally) has landed!”
“2 tons of intra-operative radio-therapy machine (IORT) arrived from the USA this week – currently undergoing acceptance testing. This is the UK’s first ever mobile electron beam radiotherapy machine for treating cancers during surgery. Thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraising which has raised £350k of the £500k that we need to fund the machine for the next 3 years.”
“This machine will make a difference to so many patients; initially pancreatic, neuroendocrine, colorectal and bladder tumour groups, in the second wave, head and neck, esophageal, lung and in the third wave breast and gynae (cervical cancer mainly).
We really could not have done it without such fantastic support from everyone, so thank you to each and every one of our supporters, we are extremely proud of this achievement and so should you be!”