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Department of Health earmarks another £30m for cancer

The Department of Health has announced a £30m deal to purchase 20 new radiotherapy machines.

The machines are capable of delivering both standard radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), which is a particularly important form of treatment for head and neck cancers because it can be used to target the tumour more precisely, meaning there are fewer side-effects for patients. This can help improve the patient’s quality of life after treatment and save lives.