CancerCare Manitoba
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March 22, 2011

Western Manitoba Cancer Centre toured by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger

Brandon March 21, 2011 - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger toured the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC) in Brandon on Monday, seeing first hand the state-of-the-art technology and facilities that will soon be available to Westman residents.

The Western Manitoba Cancer Centre includes a linear accelerator for radiation therapy services. Brandon will be the first city outside of Winnipeg to be able to offer residents radiation therapy, bringing care and treatment closer to home. Chemotherapy and supportive care such as pharmacy services, social work, and patient navigators, will also be available. About 300 patients will be treated at the centre each year.

The WMCC, was made possible through funding from the Manitoba government and a working partnership between the Brandon Regional Health Authority and CancerCare Manitoba. The $24-million facility will open later this spring.

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