Cancer- Radiation Therapy 1 of 2

Radiation therapy is part of the treatment plan for more than half of all cancer patients. This program explores advances in technology that are making radiation therapy more precise and easier for patients and includes a discussion about the types of cancer that can be treated with radiation.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Role of radiation therapy in cancer treatment
  • How radiation therapy works
  • Planning process before treatment
  • Trilogy linear accelerator
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • New technology to shorten treatment time (RapidArc)
  • Side effects of radiation

Dr. William Regine, Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and Interim Chair of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Regine is also professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: November 20, 2013

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