The recently revised Massachusetts DON guidelines stated that there is need for eight additional radiation therapy units statewide, and applications for eight additional units were filed on the October 1 filing date.

Two applications are for expansion units — Cape Cod Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital at Newton Wellesley).

Six applications are for new providers — Southcoast (in Fairhaven), Carney and Milton Hospitals, as Mass Bay Radiation Services (at Carney), Cambridge Health Alliance (at Whidden, in Everett), Dana Farber at Milford, Brigham and Women’s at Hawthorn Medical in Dartmouth, and New England Radiosurgery (an affiliate of an existing MRI and PET provider).

Expansion applications may be filed any business day, so additional applications may well be filed in the near future by other existing providers.