Hope for everyone dealing with cancer
At Elekta, we have a united PURPOSE that motivates us as a company and as individuals—Hope for everyone dealing with cancer. It drives us towards our VISION – A world where everyone has access to the best cancer care. And we plan to get there through our MISSION – We improve patient lives by working together with our customers and partners.
As a leading innovator of precision radiation therapy solutions, Elekta is committed to ensuring that every patient has access to the best cancer care possible.
Our offering allows clinicians to treat more patients with increased quality, both with value-creating innovations in solutions and AI-supported service based on a global network.
Towards a world where everyone has access to the best cancer care
For almost half a century we've been working openly and proactively with clinicians and our partners to develop outcome-driven and cost-efficient solutions that meet evolving patient needs, no matter where they are in the world. To us it's personal and our global team of 4,700 employees combine passion, science and imagination to profoundly change cancer care, improve patient care and bring hope to everyone dealing with cancer.
“Today's shortage in radiotherapy equipment is unacceptable. We have a responsibility to change this and will do our part by delivering new, innovative solutions for cancer care."
Gustaf Salford, President and CEO
Our strategy to improve cancer care
We want to do our part to move towards a world where everyone has access to the best cancer care. With our strategy ACCESS 2025 we set the focus on closing the access gap, elevating cancer care and increasing the patients' participation in their own care.
What does access to the best cancer care mean to Elekta?
AVAILABILITY of Care
Improving physical access to radiation therapy globally. By growing the installed base (the numbers of machines) in underserved markets, we want to ensure that a larger share of the global population has access to radiation therapy.
to gain access to RT via 825 additional Elekta linacs in underserved markets
ELEVATION of Care
Improving patient access to better and more efficient care by driving clinical adoption of new technology, optimal utilization of available technology and improving clinical decision support.
2x to 4x
double the clinical usage of short course treatment (hypofractionation) and quadruple the usage of adaptive treatments among Elekta customers
PARTICIPATION in Care
Increasing patient involvement in their own care journey and enhancing the care teams' ability to improve clinical outcomes through access to deeper and richer patient-reported insights.
of Elekta customers’ patients are actively interacting with their own care journey (<1% today)
- WHO Report on cancer, available at https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-report-on-cancer-setting-priorities-investing-wisely-and-providing-care-for-all (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer).
- Ferlay J, et al. Global Cancer Observatory: Cancer Tomorrow. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2020; UN World Population Prospects 2019; International Atomic Energy Agency: DIRAC (Directory of Radiotherapy Centres), 2021
- Atun et al, Expanding global access to radiotherapy, The Lancet Oncol 2015 Sep; 16(10): 1153-86 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26419354/ .