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STE 400
(703) 280-5390
8503 Arlington Blvd
Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax Northern Virginia Hematology & Oncolo
Specialties
Oncology

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Louis W Sullivan, MD MACP
200 Independence Ave SW Ste 615-F
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1958

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Mary Ann Richardso, MS
(202) 463-4900
1629 K St NW Ste 402
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jack Jacoub, MD
(202) 741-2478
2121 Eye St NW,
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Joseph Mc Grath, MD
1616 18th St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nelson G Kalil, MD
(301) 774-6136
18111 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD
Business
Community Hematology Oncology Practicioners
Specialties
Oncology

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Gary L Guria, MR
(202) 639-8904
1455 F St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ebenezer Olufemi Odunusi, MD
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ife, Fac Of Hlth Sci, Ife, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1984

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Fran Visc, MD
(202) 296-7477
1707 L St NW Ste 1060
Washington, DC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Onyinye C Onyekwere
(202) 865-3290
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / 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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