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Richard Thomas Zera, MD
(612) 931-9018
4956 Woodhurst Ln
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Other, Russian, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abbott Northwestern Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn; Hennepin County Med Ctr, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Allina Medical Clinic Northfield Office; Associates In General & Vascular Surgery Ltd

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Neil Robert Hoffman, MD
(952) 936-5612
715 2nd Ave S
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964

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Lee Nisley Newcomer, MD
(952) 217-8331
12125 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Amy Beth Spomer, MD
(952) 993-2881
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Elmer Haselow, MD
(952) 993-6032
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn; Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa At Methodist Rad Therapy

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Margaret Ann Heisel, MD
(612) 813-5940
12511 Briarwood Ter
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1976

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Linda Kay Wilmarth, MD
(952) 920-4915
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa

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Eva M Gallaghe, MS
(952) 380-3498
5635 Fairway Dr
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Wayne Thomas Spears, MD
(952) 993-6032
6500 Excelsior Blvd
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa At Methodist Rad Therapy

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John S McClure
(952) 993-5290
6500 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Hematology

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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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