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CURE Funding to Support Larger Scale Production of the RadOncBra
The Rad.Onc.Bra is the brainchild of Suzanne Rossel and Nancie Raffis, two experienced radio-oncology technologists at the Cedars Cancer Centre of the MUHC. Seeing so many of their patients suffering needlessly from severe burns caused by radiotherapy, they decided to take matters into their own hands and produce a medical garment that could better position the breast and thereby alleviate the painful side effects of radiotherapy.
Studies have shown that repositioning the breast higher on the chest wall and eliminating any folds against the chest can significantly reduced the burns, inflammation and dermatitis associated with radiotherapy in large-breasted women.
In November 2017, The CURE Foundation donated $75,000 via the Cedars Cancer Foundation, to help fund the larger scale production of the Rad.Onc.Bra for the next three years.