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TrueBeam System to Benefit Cancer Patients

Mr. Li Ka-shing (2nd right), Mr. Wu Ting-yuk Anthony (2nd left), Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (1st left), CUHK Vice-Chancellor, are being introduced to the TrueBeam System by Dr. Michael K.M. Kam, clinical associate professor (honorary), Department of Clinical Oncology

With a $40 million gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK and the Prince of Wales Hospital have installed the TrueBeam System, the most advanced linear accelerator and an innovative radiotherapy technology for cancer treatment, at the hospital. Mr. Li Ka-shing, chairman of LKSF, and Mr. Wu Ting-yuk Anthony, chairman of the Hospital Authority, hosted the launching ceremony on 20 March.

The TrueBeam System has a high-definition beam shaping and modulation capacity, as well as sophisticated imaging and motion management systems that deliver radiation with accuracy and minimize the risk of normal tissue injury. The high dose-rate capacity allows it to deliver radiation as much as four to eight times faster than conventional radiotherapy. With it, patients will be treated in a shorter delivery time and treatment outcomes will be enhanced.

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