Acquiring a state-of-the-art linear accelerator

Faster and more efficient radiotherapy treatments for more cancer patients

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 46,400
    Estimated number of new cases of cancer in Quebec in 201
  • 5,400
    New cancer patients were treated at the Segal Cancer Centre in 2010
  • 1,719
    Cancer patients were treated by Radiation Oncology’s three linear accelerators in 2010-2011
  • 88%
    Of new cancer cases will be diagnosed in people over the age of 50
  • 50%
    Of people who develop cancer each year will receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment
  • 573
    Number of patients treated per linear accelerator per year at the JGH
  • 5%
    Average annual increase in the volume of patients treated by the Division of Radiation Oncology
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $4 million

Purchase and installation of state-of-the-art linear accelerator

Bunker conversion to accommodate new linear accelerator