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From left, Pitt County Commissioner Tom Johnson, Don Mills of the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine, and Dr. Ron Allison, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at ECU, cut the ribbon Oct. 21 for the new ONCOR linear accelerator at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. The machine promises more precise radiation treatment of cancer tumors. It replaces a 10-year-old model. Buying it and refitting the room where it is housed cost $1.6 million. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

This page originally appeared in the Nov. 3, 2008 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at