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$7M cancer treatment institute opens in Mayagüez

The reception area of the new cancer institute in Mayagüez.

Following an investment of $7 million, the Radiation Therapy and Cancer Institute, a modern and advanced cancer institute, recently inaugurated its new facilities at the Mayagüez Medical Center.

The 7,180 square-foot, two-story facility offers the latest in radiotherapy treatments: image-guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy, pivotal and, very soon, radiation surgery services.

“RTCI comes to offer the most sophisticated and innovative treatments against cancer for patients of Mayagüez and all the western region,” said Roberto Sabater, radiation oncologist.

“We’re the only one offering TrueBeam, a high-precision radiotherapy technology. Our medical faculty is composed of radiation oncologists that provide first-class care to our patients with a human touch,” he said, during a ceremony that drew participation from doctors from the western region of the island, as well as Board members and management of RTCI and the Mayagüez Medical Center.

The new facilities located on the first floor of Mayagüez Medical Center, have created 10 direct and 15 indirect jobs.

In addition to its new location in Mayagüez, RTCI has institutes in San Juan, Manatí, and Aguadilla. Patients can get treatment at any of the locations, so they do not have to interrupt their radiation therapies.

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