Don Smith became the first patient to receive treatment for his cancer using the brand new MR-Linac. Purchase of the MR-Linac was made possible by the generous bequest gift from Elsie Franz Finley, the sister of our Cancer Center’s namesake, Robert W. Franz. The MR-Linac delivers MRI-guided high dose radiation to kill tumors. Because tumors and organs move and shift, the MR-Linac allows doctors to more precisely target the tumor, which saves surrounding tissues and organs.
Watch the KGW-TV story to learn more about Don and the MR-Linac: