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In February 2015 proud donors and community leaders gathered to celebrate the role of private philanthropy in supporting the extensively renovated Bozeman Health Cancer Center. Together, Bozeman Health Foundation and its supporters raised over $2.7 million, exceeding our original goal of $2.5 million.

In 2014, the Cancer Center expansion included a new Linear Accelerator for radiation treatments and an expansion to the infusion area. The Linear Accelerator is housed in a door-less vault and allows patients to receive maximum doses of radiation while protecting healthy tissue. After the expansion to the infusion area there is now a total of 17 infusion chairs, two private infusion rooms, 11 examination rooms, and the lab and pharmacy areas increased to accommodate current and projected growth. All of these features will have a favorable impact on not only the quality and safety of care, but will increase comfort and privacy for patients. The goal of the cancer center is to ensure that patients can remain home during their cancer care.

In 2006, medical oncology and radiation oncology services were integrated together in an expanded cancer healing center largely funded through charitable donations. The center promotes a team approach to oncology care. Bozeman Health Cancer Center utilizes the latest diagnostic technology available, from state-of-the-art mammography equipment to CT scanners, Bozeman Health's expert cancer team of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, urologists, OB/GYNs, gastroenterologists, dermatologists and pathologists work together to effectively diagnose and treat cancer wherever it strikes.

In 2004, the BAT system was added. BAT is an ultrasound-based organ localization device that results in rapid and precise localization of internal anatomy during radiation treatment. BAT is also considered a valuable tool for treating cancers of the breast, bladder, liver, pancreas and neck.

In 2000, 3-Dimensional and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) technology was acquired to upgrade the Linear Accelerator, vastly improving cure rates by allowing for maximum dosage of radiation while minimizing long-term side effects to healthy tissue and organs.

In 1998, through the Destination Home Capital Campaign, a state-of-the-art cancer center was established with a new Linear Accelerator for the provision of local radiation therapy. Expanded services enabled patients and their families to avoid costly and stressful travel for this lengthy treatment.

The Bozeman Health Cancer Center is a member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) which is a group of expert physicians from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This partnership allows us to offer the latest treatment options to our patients locally, without costly and stressful travel. All of our physicians have access to the latest information about diagnosing and treating cancer as well as information on clinical studies for targeted cancer therapies, even before they may become widely available.