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UPMC’s Radiation Therapist recognised with national award

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Aisling Ryan, Senior Radiation Therapist at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, was announced as winner of the 2017 Medray / IIRRT Radiation Therapist award at the 21st Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) Annual Conference which took place in Cork recently.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin BSc(Hons) in Radiation Therapy, Aisling has been part of the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre team since 2012.  Aisling works as Senior Radiation Therapist on UPMC’s programme for men with prostate cancer, particularly its prostate brachytherapy programme.  Aisling also has a special interest in psycho-oncology and the overall well-being of the patients under her care.

 “As the professional body representing radiographers and radiation therapists in Ireland, the IIRRT honours the very best practitioners in our sector.  This accolade is testament to the esteem in which Aisling is held, not only by her peers, but by her patients,” said Catriona McDonald, Director of Operations, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre. 

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy, to public and private patients from the southeast region since 2006. 

As part of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based health system UPMC, UPMC Whitfield leverages innovation and expertise from around the globe to deliver world-class care to patients close to their homes.

For further information, call UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337444 or visit www.upmcwhitfieldcancercentre.ie

 

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