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European precision radiation therapy to address Indonesia's cancer care gap

26 August 2021 | News

Indonesia, the Fourth largest country in the world severely underserved in cancer care

Photo Credit: Elekta

Photo Credit: Elekta

Leader in precision radiation medicine, Stockholm-based Elekta announced that it has established a permanent legal entity in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta in order to address the unmet need for high-quality, modern cancer care.

Radiation therapy is a critical component in treating cancer and is considered necessary in the treatment of over half of all cancer patients. However, according to GLOBOCAN, more than 15,000 linear accelerators are required globally to close the gap between countries with sufficient cancer resources and those without. Indonesia, for example, has fewer than 80 active devices serving a population of almost 275 million inhabitants.

Shaun Seery, Elekta's Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, says, "Indonesia is a highly underserved market when it comes to radiation therapy. Our ambition is to close the gap through organic growth and establish a presence where we will make an impact. This direct presence will allow us to support customers and ensure they can offer their patients access to the best cancer care available."

Elekta, the market leader in Indonesia, aims to provide customers with enhanced service, support, and order fulfilment, as well as access to the latest education and training.

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