Penn Medicine has every available modality for individualized radiation-oncology therapy. In this presentation, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD, offers the insight of a practicing radiation oncologist to review recent advances in radiotherapy at Penn Medicine. Her presentation encompasses the benefits and precautions associated with stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife, CyberKnife®, Varian EdgeTM) for the treatment of brain metastases, with a comparison to whole brain radiation; the properties and long-term effects of proton therapy in head and neck cancers; and finally, radiosurgery in combination with immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma.
Proton Therapy for Advanced Cancers of the Head and Neck
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