Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Breast Cancer: Sometimes Less Can Be Best

Broadcast Date: October 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Funding for these educational webinars is generously provided by the Ken Johnson Family in memory of Joan Brierton Johnson.

Sponsored by Xoft

The versatile Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® utilizes breakthrough electronic brachytherapy technology to provide expanded treatment options for a range of cancers. With the Xoft System, highly focused therapeutic radiation of the disease target is possible in a minimally shielded setting, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. The Xoft System is FDA cleared, CE marked, and licensed in a growing number of countries for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), and gynecological cancers. Indications currently under investigation include prostate, pancreatic, colorectal and brain cancers. Our commitment to this innovative technology is driven by the valuable benefits it offers to physicians, facilities, and patients.

What You Will Learn

Radiation therapy is a targeted, highly effective way to destroy cancer cells. It can be delivered from outside the body (external beam radiation) for several weeks, or from inside the body, at the time of surgery (intraoperative radiation therapy – IORT).  IORT is a very precise treatment, delivering a single dose of radiation only to the lumpectomy cavity of the breast at the same time as surgery.  This allows maximal sparing of normal tissues.  Results from clinical trials have demonstrated very low side effects, and equivalent results to several weeks of external beam radiation (in women who are eligible for the procedure).

Join our Margie Petersen Breast Center and Vasek Polak Radiation Oncology Department webinar at Providence Saint John’s Health Center to learn:

  • Benefits of IORT and the Xoft System
  • Who is eligible for IORT?
  • The IORT procedure
  • Which patients need further radiation after IORT

Medical Expert Panelists

Join our breast cancer experts at the Margie Petersen Breast Center and Vasek Polak Radiation Oncology Department at Providence Saint John’s, to learn more about the IORT procedure, benefits and eligibility.

Watch Now

Watch the recording of our webinar, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for Breast Cancer: Sometimes Less Can Be Best.