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Bradley H Koffman
(913) 498-6270
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Verda Josephine Hunter, MD
(816) 333-1326
12439 Lamar Ave
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1982

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Bradley Howard Koffman, MD
(913) 498-6270
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Olathe Medical Services/Therap Eutic Radiologists; Therapeutic Radiologists Inc; Therapeutic Radiologists Inc Center Of Olathe; Therapeutic Radiologists Inc Menorah Medical Center

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Kenon S Qamar, MD
(913) 469-0002
12000 W 110th St Ste 100
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1995

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Galen Milton Custer, MD
(913) 234-0400
12200 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Priyanka Sharma, MD
(913) 588-5000
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael A Hughes
(913) 498-6270
5721 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Kathleen Anne Neville, MD
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Manley Davis, MD
(611) 722-9548
6724 Troost Ave Ste 710
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo; Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Oncology & Hematology Assoc

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Richard J McKittrick
(816) 333-1326
1000 E 101st Ter
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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One Week Radiation Effective Breast Cancer Treatment

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Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using a type of radiation seed implants called balloon brachytherapy, a newer type of radiation treatment that offers more convenience to early-stage breast cancer patients by shortening radiation therapy from the standard six to seven weeks of treatment to only one week, is as effective in keeping breast cancer from coming back as the standard external beam radiation treatment, according to a study presented September 22, 2008, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

"Not only does it make radiation treatment much more convenient, it may actually increase the rate of breast conservation, since some women choose mastectomy because they live too far from a radiation center and cannot afford the time and expense of six to seven weeks of living or traveling to the center," Peter Beitsch, M.D., lead author of the study and a surgical oncologist at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, said. "Also, there are many women with breast cancer who for a host of reasons don't receive the necessary postoperative radiation and the shortened course should hopefully allow more women to receive the therapy that they need."

Many women with breast cancer are able to undergo breast conserving therapy to keep their breast after treatment. Typically, this means they first have surgery to remove the breast cancer (a lumpectomy) followed by a course of radiation therapy to kill any cancer cells that may remain. The standard breast cancer radiation therapy treatment takes a few minutes, every day, Monday through Friday, for six to seven weeks.

Brachytherapy is one of several methods of APBI, which treats only the area surrounding the tumor, instead of the whole breast. During this type of breast brachytherapy, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, the doctor inserts a small balloon into the cavity. That balloon is then attached to a catheter that delivers high doses of radiation via tiny radioactive seeds into the lumpectomy cavity.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite RTS Registry Trial evaluated data from more than 1,400 women with early stage breast cancer who were treated with balloon brachytherapy using the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System, one type of breast brachytherapy. In this study, 400 women were followed for nearly four years and results show that women with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with APBI using this type of balloon brachytherapy had the same chance of the cancer returning as those who had the standard radiation treatment.

For more information on radiation therapy for breast cancer, visit http://newswise.com/articles/view/544312/www.rtanswers.org .

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