The Harris Regional Cancer Center provides a full complement of cancer treatment options. Our team of specialists, including radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other medical subspecialists, review cancer cases and determine treatments in regular Tumor Board sessions.
Although a Tumor Board review is available to every patient, this approach is particularly advised for patients with complex or unusual cases. In addition, our patients have access to clinical trials through our board-certified medical, surgical and radiation oncologists.
Our state-of-the-art radiation oncology facility provides patients with advanced technology to treat their disease and offers patients convenient access with valet parking and a ground floor entrance.
The linear accelerator tracks and destroys cancer cells with pinpoint precision. With our sophisticated onboard treatment planning system, we can provide Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) to target cancer tissue with tightly focused 3D radiation beams. Aiming a precise dose of radiation to the shape and depth of the tumor avoids damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
The dedicated radiation care team includes radiation oncologists, a physicist, a dosimetrist, registered nurses, licensed radiation therapists and a data coordinator who are sensitive to the healing needs of the whole person. Our approach ensures a comprehensive treatment plan which focuses the radiation on the tumor while minimizing the risks to the surrounding normal organs and healthy tissue.
For more information about radiation at the Harris Regional Cancer Center, please call 828.586.7610.