New Breakthrough Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 in Quality

A new treatment at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) — INTRABEAM® Radiotherapy System — gives patients and physicians another option in the fight against breast cancer. SMCS is the only hospital in the greater-Sacramento area using this advanced technology.

The system, which is housed inside Sutter Capitol Pavilion’s Outpatient Surgery Center on the Sutter General Hospital campus, delivers a prescribed dose of radiation during a patient’s lumpectomy following the tumor removal. Radiation is immediately and precisely directed right where it is needed most – the tumor bed. This process helps prevent the possibility of the cancer returning – and in most cases –  eliminates the need for weeks of radiation treatments.

Gregory Graves, M.D., regional medical director of Sutter Cancer Center, and his patient Kris Martin, were interviewed by KCRA3-Sacramento.

Read more: How INTRABEAM works

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