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.