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.

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
  • Who is eligible for IORT?
  • The IORT procedure
  • Which patients need further radiation after IORT

Medical Expert Panelists

Robert Wollman, M.D, Medical Director Vasek Polak Radiation Oncology Department at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

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