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Case Study: Monash Cancer Centre

About Monash Cancer Centre

Monash Cancer Centre at Moorabbin Hospital is a key provider within Monash Health – Victoria, Australia’s largest health service.

The Monash Cancer Centre provides more than 1.5 million residents of southern Melbourne with access to world leading cancer treatment, and integrates services from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash Health in one convenient location. Seeking to strengthen their distinguished reputation as a front-runner in cancer treatment, Dr. Steven David, Radiation Oncologist, and Dr. Jane Fox, Director, Breast Services, made a collaborative decision to implement Elekta Xoft in early 2017, making them the first hospital to offer IORT with Elekta Xoft in Australia.

“The technology’s minimal shielding requirements and small footprint allow it to be easily transported between multiple departments, enabling us to treat patients across a range of clinical indications,”

“In our detailed review of the available radiation therapy solutions, Elekta Xoft’s distinguished versatility across a variety of clinical applications, mobility, and unique patient benefits made it the preeminent solution for our practice. We are thrilled to adopt a system that can be used for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body and look forward to pursuing other IORT applications in the future.”

Dr. Steven David
Radiation Oncologist, Monash Cancer Centre

Monash Medical Centre

Dr. Fox, breast surgeon, explained how Elekta Xoft underscores the facility’s commitment to providing optimal quality of care to their patients. “IORT offers women with early-stage breast cancer another therapeutic option, and, we believe, a better patient experience with less treatment morbidity, and a more rapid return to normal activity. We hope the breast service, and other Monash Cancer Centre tumor services, will be able to contribute to understanding the use of this technology in other disease types and stages,” said Dr. Fox.

“We are encouraged by the research to date as the global community of treatment centers continues to provide appropriate patients with the unique option to complete a full dose of radiation therapy in a single treatment.”

Dr. Jane Fox, Director, Breast Services, Monash Cancer Centre

Jane Fox

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