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Roy A Williams Jr., MD
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Business
Andrews & Patel Associates PC
Specialties
Oncology

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Jose Enrique Misas, MD
(717) 791-2655
2025 Technology Pkwy Ste 304
Mechanicsburg, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Carlisle Hosp, Carlisle, Pa

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Margarita R Gareis, MD
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1988

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Roy Allen Williams
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Mary A Simmonds
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Gregory Scott Willis, MD
(717) 791-2650
2025 Technology Pkwy Ste 304
Mechanicsburg, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1999

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Stephen Joseph Milito, MD
(717) 691-3235
880 Century Dr
Mechanicsburg, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kathryn Ann Peroutka, MD
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa; Harrisburg Hospital -Pinnacle, Harrisburg, Pa
Group Practice: Andrews Patel & Assoc

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Kathryn A Peroutka
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Rd
Camp Hill, PA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Robert Alan Gordon
(717) 761-8740
3912 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA
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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