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Statement from RC Cancer Centers Regarding News Story on Radiation Oncology
Date:1/26/2010

ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Radiation Offers New Cures, and Ways to Do Harm" article in The New York Times on January 24, 2010, mischaracterized radiation oncology by identifying isolated cases of medical errors.  While these cases were rare and tragic, radiation therapy is a safe and effective cancer treatment. In addition, the physicians, staff and directors of RC Cancer Centers are deeply concerned that some patients may avoid life-saving treatments after reading the article.

RC Cancer Centers feels it is important for consumers and patients to know that three out of five patients survive cancer. This means that beating cancer with radiation therapy is substantially higher than the risk of being harmed by a mistake.  Unfortunately, this article did not offer essential details of the advances in radiation treatments or discuss the safe alternative cancer treatments that radiation oncology provides to cancer patients.

RC Cancer Centers is committed to giving cancer patients access to the most advanced technology and quality systems available.  Our physicians and clinical staff receive comprehensive training and complete certification programs to ensure the use of accurate dosage and delivery of radiation therapy at all of our cancer treatment centers. RC Cancer Centers adheres to stringent quality assurance regulations. In addition, we are unique in our commitment to having three quality safeguards in place – controls, physicians and technology.

Specifically, multi-leaf calibration testing is conducted twice a week and daily checks are conducted every morning on our linear accelerators to confirm beam energy, flatness and symmetry, as well as mechanical and optical calibrations.  Monthly equipment calibration checks are conducted, peer reviewed and
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