Radiation Oncology

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Prostate and Genitourinary (GU) Cancer Radiation Treatment

For many patients diagnosed with prostate cancer, radiation treatment offers an excellent treatment option.

Our radiation oncologists use intensity modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) with daily image guidance (IGRT), which allows them to precisely target the prostate and minimize the radiation dose received by adjacent normal tissues such as the bladder and rectum.

Leading Technology. Exemplary Care.

UTMC radiation oncologists are highly skilled in the use of “hypofractionated” or shorter course radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Unlike most cancer centers, which treat prostate cancer in eight to nine weeks, our physicians use a highly efficient treatment regimen that takes just five and a half weeks. This IMRT regimen, which provides a much quicker treatment plan for patients, is equally effective as the longer treatment regimen.

In addition to prostate cancer, our treatment team also has experience in using novel and evidence-based approaches for the management of bladder, renal, urethral and other genitourinary (GU) cancers.

One Team

At UTMC, we take a team approach, with the knowledge that the best treatment plan involves an integrated approach using the experience and skills of specialists across the medical care spectrum. Our radiation oncologists collaborate with specialists in medical oncology, surgery, integrative care, pain management, physical therapy and nutrition. Your team of cancer specialists is all under one roof at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. Our team of cancer specialists meets each week to discuss each cancer case, and creates the most effective and efficient multidisciplinary care plan.

More Options

Patients at UTMC have many opportunities to enroll in new clinical trials. Your team of cancer specialists will discuss potential clinical trials available to you, and guide you in selecting the best treatment option for your personalized care.
Last Updated: 4/20/16