HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is contributing $10.1 million toward a radiation therapy project intended to shorten wait times for cancer patients.
The provincial investment will help expand the cancer centre at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, build new radiation therapy bunkers and buy new equipment.
The QEII Foundation has also committed to raise $4 million for equipment.
The radiation therapy project was announced in March 2007, when Nova Scotia received $24 million from the federal government.
The initiative is intended to significantly improve the amount and quality of radiation therapy Nova Scotians receive in the province's two cancer centres.