Panache Lingerie have announced they are working alongside Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation to develop a revolutionary bra that will improve breast cancer care during radiotherapy treatment. Designed to increase the accuracy of treatment, the bra will eliminate the need for permanent pin point tattoo marks (currently the only method of accurately positioning the patient under the radiotherapy beam) which will reduce the dose of radiotherapy delivered to the heart and lungs as a by-product of breast cancer.
Clare Robertson, Head of Innovation at Panache said: “We are extremely excited to be working with the Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals on this study. This work is incredibly important for patients receiving treatment for breast cancer and we are honoured to be able to bring our 30 plus years of experience within the lingerie industry to the project.”
Prototypes are currently underway and the first patients will be testing out the bra in a clinical setting in early 2017.