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Mercy Takes Leadership Role in Use of Medical Technology, Offering IORT for Breast Cancer Patients and New National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy
Date:6/20/2013

index.html" title="The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy" onclick="linkClick(this.href)">The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy is the first hospital in Maryland to offer Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT), a new single treatment that replaces 30 traditional radiation treatments for breast cancer. Mercy is one of only 35 sites in the United States to offer this treatment option.

IORT, or Intraoperative Radiotherapy, is a new single dose radiation treatment and is a clinically validated option for select breast cancer. IORT takes the place of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) delivered at the time of a lumpectomy.

Patients would typically follow a lumpectomy with daily treatments of whole-breast radiation for up to 6 weeks. IORT treatment delivers a targeted dose of radiation to a specific area in one instance instead of multiple doses to the entire breast over time reducing potential side effects.

Appropriately selected women over the age of 40, with negative lymph nodes and have smaller tumors not yet reaching the lymph nodes, are better candidates for IORT treatment. Radiation oncologists provide IORT treatment at the time of the first surgery only. IORT is an alternative to standard breast radiation therapy, for many breast cancer patients, commonly given in larger doses over approximately six weeks.

At the time of the lumpectomy, radiation oncologists deliver a one-time dose of radiation treatment to prevent a local recurrence of cancer in the immediate vicinity of removed tumor. Treatment takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes. The goal is to kill any microscopic cancer cells that are in the area where the tumor had existed.

Drs. Neil B. Friedman, Gauri C. Bedi and Jennifer Joh of The Hoffberger Breast Center and Dr. Maria Jacobs of

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