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The head of the WP Holman ...
The head of the WP Holman Clinic, Stan Gauden, said that he had not been requested to make savings.
Radiation machine to cut cancer treatment time - Yahoo! Australia & NZ News
The director of the WP Holman Clinic at the LGH, Stan Gauden, says the system delivers radiation doses to tumours while sparing the surrounding tissues from ill effects.
"We do that by putting in a series of plastic tubes within the tumour and then sending down a radioactive-tipped wire to treat inside the [tumour with a] high dose, but the dose very rapidly falls away so that within a centimetre or two of where we're treating you're getting less than 10 per cent of the radiation dose," Dr Gauden
LGH SAYS THANKS FOR 10 YEARS OF BRACHYTHERAPY - Dr Stephen Ayre - Tasmanian Government Media Releases
The Chief Executive Officer of the Launceston General Hospital, Dr Stephen Ayre, will today join treating specialist Dr Stan Gauden to thank the community for a decade of support for the hospital's Brachytherapy service.
"In the past 10 years almost 1,000 Brachytherapy procedures have been delivered by the Holman Clinic and Dr Gauden
staff are recognised today as international leaders in this form of cancer treatment." Dr Gauden, who is Chairman of the Northern W.P. Holman Clinic Trust, said High Dose Rate Brachytherapy involved the accurate placement of a computer-controlled radioactive source directly within or near a tumour site. Dr Gauden
said the number of patients presenting for Brachytherapy treatment had almost doubled since the service began.
"Our facilities have had to grow to meet this demand and that would not have been possible without the generous support of the Clinic's many benefactors.
"Over recent years community donations have supported extensions to the day oncology/chemotherapy area, the purchase of new technology and equipment and the refurbishment of patient areas and meeting rooms." Dr Gauden
said the Clinic Trust
was taking the opportunity of the Brachytherapy 10th birthday celebrations to sincerely thank the community for its generous support and to demonstrate the Clinic's
The TCOG is chaired by Dr ...
The TCOG is chaired by Dr Stan Gauden, who is Director of the WP Holman Clinic in Launceston.