Bupa will continue to support CancerPartners

CancerPartners UK has announced an agreement with Bupa, the UK’s largest health insurer and biggest funder of cancer care outside of the NHS.

The new deal will allow Bupa insured patients to access treatment at the new state of the art centres. Bupa will continue to support CancerPartners UK to deliver greater access to services and develop high-quality, affordable care for cancer patients.

CancerPartners UK and leading private hospital provider Spire Healthcare have announced a partnership that will see the organisation provide cutting edge cancer treatments on three Spire Healthcare private hospital sites - the first private radiotherapy services outside London.

Expanded cancer centres will be built on the Spire Healthcare private hospital sites in Leeds, Birmingham and Portsmouth to deliver state of the art private radiotherapy services using the latest generation technologies, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided

Radiation Therapy (IGRT). These are shown to have significant benefits in treating some of the UK’s most common cancers including breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Professor Karol Sikora, leading cancer specialist and Medical Director of CancerPartners UK, says: “It is our philosophy to bring high quality cancer care closer to patients. This deal marks an important milestone for us, as we look to roll out cancer services across the country, and make cutting edge treatments and services available to increasing numbers of patients. This partnership will enable more patients to access the best in modern treatment, including much needed radiotherapy services – an area acknowledged in the Government’s Cancer Reform Strategy as being under-developed in the UK.”

The first patient is expected be treated in the new cancer centres by July 2009.

CancerPartnersUK is an independent organisation offering a refreshingly different approach to cancer care. It works with the NHS and private healthcare providers to create modern cancer centres where the latest technology in radiotherapy and chemotherapy is seamlessly delivered in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

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