The same type of pinpoint radiation that has been used to treat prostate cancer for two decades at Dattoli Cancer Center has now been refined and modulated for use in treating many other types of cancer, most importantly breast and lung cancers.
Since the earliest days of using radiation to treat cancers, the challenge has been to harness the energy from ionizing radiation to defeat cancer cells without permanently damaging tissue around the tumors.
This challenge has influenced the development of sophisticated technology to hone, shape and control the beams of radiation into pinpoint rays of various strengths and penetrations. Among the most researched and published results of this quest is the Dynamic Adaptive Radiation Therapy (DART) developed at Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute, and available only at this Center.
Building upon the heralded successes of DART treatment for prostate cancer, Dr, Dattoli and his staff have “pushed the envelope” to bring this type therapy to patients with cancers in other organs and sites.
Radiation treatment for cancers that occur in the chest area is complicated by the constant movement of heartbeat and the inhalation/exhalation of the lungs. Technology to synchronize the beam of radiation with the heartbeat and breath is necessary in order to deliver the radiation to the target without irradiating the heart and lungs. This is particularly crucial when dealing with tumors in the left breast because of its very close proximity to the beating heart.
This high degree of exquisite control and specific, individualized planning design is now possible at Dattoli Cancer Center. Breast cancer patients (predominantly female) are now finding their way to the once “men only” center to receive the same level of care and positive results.
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