MD Anderson joins cancer therapy research group

Elekta and Philips have announced that Texas University’s MD Anderson Cancer Center has agreed to join a research group to advance the development of an image-guided treatment technology for cancer care.

MD Anderson is the second member of the research consortium, which will comprise radiation oncology centres and clinicians, and already includes the University Medical Center Utrecht.

The technology merges radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into a single system that is expected to provide physicians with exceptional images of a patient’s soft tissue and tumour, and enable clinicians to adapt treatment delivery in real time.