Galway’s success challenges common preconceptions about LDR brachytherapy


The Galway Clinic is a state of the art private hospital in Galway, Ireland that provides 24-hour healthcare services. The clinic introduced Oncology treatment and Cardiac services to the West of Ireland in 2004 and provides the widest range of treatment for prostate cancer in Ireland. As a pioneering institution in prostate cancer treatment, it is of the utmost importance for the clinic to ensure it stays at the forefront of innovation within prostate cancer treatment and care.

The treatments offered by Galway include a variation of Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR-B), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) and Hormone Therapy.

BXTAccelyon team members have been supplying the clinic with brachytherapy seeds since it first opened in 2004, treating between 100-120 patients with low dose rate brachytherapy (LDR-B) per annum. Guided by the risk category that a patient is in and other related factors, LDR-B can be used as a combination therapy alongside one or both of the other two treatments.

Speaking about the relationship with BXTAccelyon, Professor Frank Sullivan, Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, the Galway Clinic said, “I’ve worked with some of the longstanding members of the team for a while now and have an extremely good working relationship with the extended team. When it comes to shipment of the brachytherapy seeds and ancillary products we have the added complexity of being in a different country, but we’ve never had any problems. Overall, BXTAccelyon not only provides exemplary products and customer service, but the team works very hard to keep their finger on the pulse when it comes to advancements in prostate cancer treatments. From a vision perspective, BXTAccelyon shares our objective to ensure that patient empowerment and choice is at the