Cancer director promises to clear waiting lists for radiotherapy

Waiting lists for cancer patients needing radiotherapy will be eradicated by the end of the year, according to Prof Tom Keane, director of the National Cancer Control Programme.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
16th August, 2008

Waiting lists for cancer patients needing radiotherapy will be eradicated by the end of the year, according to Prof Tom Keane, director of the National Cancer Control Programme.

He said there would be no delays for public patients at St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, which is the national centre for radiotherapy, after two machines that deliver radiotherapy are commissioned next month.

Keane also said a network of diagnostic clinics would be built to improve...

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