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UPMC partners with Bon Secours to open advanced radiation treatment center in Ireland

Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Cork, Ireland-based Bon Secours Health System have formed a joint venture in Cork to own and operate one of Ireland's most advanced radiation therapy centers for the treatment of cancer patients.

The radiotherapy center will be built on the Bon Secours campus in Cork as part of a new, six-story expansion currently under construction. The joint venture, which will be managed by UPMC and owned equally by both partners, will lease space from Bon Secours. The partners expect to begin treating patients with two advanced Varian TrueBeam Radiotherapy System linear accelerators, providing image-guided radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, in 2019.

"We're excited to work with such a highly regarded clinical partner as Bon Secours to reach more patients in Ireland with world-class care close to home," said Charles Bogosta, president of UPMC International and UPMC CancerCenter. "This new facility will share in the learning and best practices at the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre in Waterford, now celebrating 10 years of providing state-of-the-art radiotherapy and personalized care in Ireland."

The new radiation center will also have access to the entire UPMC CancerCenter network, comprising more than 40 sites in the U.S. and internationally. As part of that network, patients have access to treatments, protocols and technologies guided by the latest scientific evidence.

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