Arizona Oncology - The US Oncology Network

Treating Tumors with Targeted Radiation

10/13/2009

Some brain and spine tumors cannot be fully removed with conventional neurosurgery due to their size or location.  These tumors may be treated using Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), a way of delivering highly targeted, high energy radiation either as a supplement to surgical treatment or as the treatment of choice.  Because the radiation can be delivered with great precision, the healthy tissue surrounding the tumors is not damaged.

Learn from our featured speakers, Eric Sipos, MD, David Frye, MD, and Michael Karaszewski, MS, Physicist, how physicians and surgeons at the Carondelet Neurological Institute's Brain and Spine Tumor Center use this approach to treat both cancerous and benign tumors in the brain or spinal cord.

This seminar will take place on November 7th at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital Auditorium located at 350 N. Wilmot Road (between Speedway and Broadway Blvd.).

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Carondelet Neurological Institute's "Community Education Events" bulletin.