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Florida Cancer Affiliates Brings Advanced Radiation Technology to Panama City

October 14, 2020

The Versa HD linear accelerator will offer patients the latest in radiation treatment for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Panama City, October 14: Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA), a premier provider of cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is excited to announce the addition of an advanced radiation treatment system designed to improve patient care. Developed by Elekta, the new Versa HD linear accelerator provides the flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require precision targeting. FCA invested in the sophisticated technology to provide the latest radiation therapy to patients living in Panama City, eliminating the need to drive out of town for treatment.

“Cancer patients may require daily radiation treatments over the course of several days; they shouldn’t have to drive long distances to receive care,” said Steven Finkelstein, MD, DABR, FACRO, Radiation Oncologist at Florida Cancer Affiliates. “With the introduction of this new radiation technology, treatments can be given close to home, near the comfort of friends and family.”

Versa HD permits delivery of high-definition (HD) beams to a wide spectrum of complex targets, allowing clinicians to deliver extremely precise beam contouring for both small and large targets. Some of the benefits Panama City patients may experience using the Versa HD include:

  • Faster Treatments: FCA’s new technology allows shorter treatment times, some in as little as 15 minutes or less.
  • Precision Targeting: Patented technology provides superior conformance to tumor size, shape, and volume, while protecting surrounding organs and healthy tissue.
  • Comfort: Ergonomic features, low noise, and ambient lighting relax patients and reduce stress.

FCA physicians will utilize the new Elekta technology to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, prostate brain and head and neck.

“We are thrilled to be the first oncology practice to offer this advanced radiation technology in Panama City “said Dr. Finkelstein. “This full-spectrum radiotherapy system includes a broad range of advanced, treatment solutions to give our patients the best possible outcomes.”

Starting in mid-October, this new technology will be available at the FCA office located at 2100 State Ave., Panama City, FL 32405.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact 850-890-7766.

About Florida Cancer Affiliates

Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA) is a community-based cancer center located in Panama City. The integrated clinical team employs the latest technologies and drug therapies to ensure cancer patients receive advanced care close to home. The comprehensive treatment centers include medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematological services, PET/CT imaging, clinical research, pharmacy and laboratory, as well as financial counseling and patient support services.

Florida Cancer Affiliates is a practice in The US Oncology Network (The Network). This collaboration unites the practice with more than 1,400 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care to patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and delivering better patient outcomes.