Scare Away Cancer is committed to supporting programs that improve patient care. In 2016, we are reaching out to our friends in southwest Iowa and the new TrueBeam linear accelerator project at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA.
The Cancer Center at Jennie Edmundson is the ONLY nationally accredited cancer center in southwest Iowa and patients may drive an hour or more each way for treatment.
The new linear accelerator will allow the staff at Jennie Edmundson to treat more complex cancers previously referred to other facilities for radiation therapy. The $5 million project will also provide the following:
Enhanced CT Imaging to precisely visualize the treatment area immediately prior to treatment
Increased precision in targeting and selectively destroying cancer while sparing healthy tissue
Radiation delivery options to fully customize treatment for specific patients and their cancers
A full course of radiation therapy requiring fewer and shorter treatment visits for many patients.