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Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Radiotherapy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Labour/Co-operative, Harrow West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is permitted to provide advanced radiotherapy as recommended by NICE for the treatment of lung cancer; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) is commissioned to provide advanced radiotherapy as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for lung cancer.

MVCC’s radiotherapy services provide rapid arc techniques on Linear Accelerators for the appropriate cohort of lung patients, and all external beam treatments use Image Guided Radiotherapy techniques. MVCC also delivers Continuous Hyperfractionated Accelerated radiotherapy, as well as Stereotactic Ablative radiotherapy treatments on Cyberknife for early stage tumours.

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