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MultiCare adding radiation therapy in Gig Harbor – due in January

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Sep. 11, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
September 11, 2008 2:17 pm

Starting in January, Pierce County cancer patients at MultiCare won’t need to cross the bridge for radiation therapy.

The Tacoma-based health system announced today that it will open Gig Harbor’s first radiation oncology clinic in at the first of next year.

MultiCare plans to install a Varian iX® Linear Accelerator on the ground floor of its Gig Harbor center. The system ofers patients “a precise, targeted dose of radiation to a tumor or lesion, which eliminates the side effects usually associated with radiation therapy,” the company said in a release.

The MultiCare Regional Cancer Center recently became a network affiliate of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, adding five South Sound locations to the SCCA network, including the MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park.

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