PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Varian (NYSE: VAR) right this moment introduced it has entered a partnership with Sony Basis Australia to assist its You Can Keep Program. The You Can Keep program supplies free lodging for most cancers sufferers aged between 15 to 25 and their households in Australia who should journey to main cities for life-saving, most cancers remedy that’s not accessible nearer to residence.
Sophie Ryan, CEO of Sony Basis Australia mentioned: “Youth most cancers sufferers in rural areas will more than likely must journey to cities for remedy. This will pose many points together with extra monetary burdens from out-of-pocket bills, unmanageable journey instances, and emotional misery if there’s a must be aside from family members while present process remedy. As such, we’re excited that Varian has come on-board as a Gold Associate to fund 250 nights of residence away from residence lodging to assist youth most cancers sufferers and their households in Australia.”
The You Can Keep initiative was launched on the finish of October 2020 in response to the disproportionate burden youth most cancers sufferers face in rural areas. Ms. Ryan continued: “Adolescents are generally recognized with uncommon and complicated cancers akin to bone, blood, and mind most cancers requiring specialist remedy in main metropolis hospitals. For instance, a affected person might have radiation remedy every day spanning a number of weeks or longer. This places immense stress on the day by day lives of all members of household. Mother and father usually hand over their jobs to stick with their youngster within the metropolis throughout remedy and should should relocate to town for months at a time to finish remedy. Subsequently, applications such Sony Basis’s You Can Keep present a lifeline for sufferers and their households.”
Rebecca Cortiula, Senior Managing Director Australasia, Varian Medical Programs mentioned: “We’re delighted to have the ability to assist the Sony Basis’s You Can Keep initiative. Entry to remedy is an actual wrestle in Australia the place roughly one-third of younger folks affected by most cancers dwell in rural areas. Presently, there are restricted choices without cost or backed lodging for sufferers and their households to remain. This is a crucial program to assist alleviate extra anxieties so sufferers and their households can deal with what issues. It is a step ahead in the direction of our imaginative and prescient of residing in a world with out worry of most cancers.”
For extra details about Sony Basis’s You Can Keep program or to make a referral, please go to www.sonyfoundation.org.au/youcanstay
At Varian, we envision a world with out worry of most cancers. For greater than 70 years, we’ve developed, constructed and delivered modern most cancers care applied sciences and options for our medical companions across the globe to assist them deal with hundreds of thousands of sufferers annually. With an Clever Most cancers Care method, we’re harnessing superior applied sciences like synthetic intelligence, machine studying and knowledge analytics to boost most cancers remedy and increase entry to care. Our 10,000 workers throughout 70 areas hold the affected person and our medical companions on the heart of our considering as we energy new victories in most cancers care. As a result of, for most cancers sufferers all over the place, their combat is our combat. For extra info, go to https://www.varian.com and comply with @VarianMedSys on Twitter.
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