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Spatially Fractionated (GRID) Radiation for Advanced Cancer

Image of GRID Radiation PatientPatients with large volume cancer are rarely cured of their disease with conventional treatments. GRID radiation allows the delivery of very high radiation doses to kill cancer cells without destroying normal cells.

 

Low Dose Radiation as a Chemosensitizer

There are a number of cancers with poor response to chemotherapy drugs. The addition of very low doses of targeted radiation can enhance the effectiveness of these drugs by 300 to 400 percent thereby improving the results of treatment of these cancers.

Multimodality Therapy of Lung Cancer

The five-year survival of patients with advanced lung cancer is less than 10 percent. A combined approach of chemo-radiation is used in this program to maximize results while minimizing the side effects of treatment.

Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Intercranial Gliomas

Despite improvements five-year survival for tumors of the brain is dismal. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery allows for the delivery of high dose focused radiation to the tumor and this study expands the use of Fractionated Stereotactic Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to improve results in this disease.

Cisplatin Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for Advanced Stage Head and Neck Cancer

The use of radiation therapy and surgery has significantly improved the cure rates in advanced head and neck tumors. This program uses and intra arterial Cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimen with twice-a-day radiation to increase tumor response and avoid major mutilating surgery for patients with head and neck cancer.

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