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Video: Trinity Mother Frances and Texas Oncology-Tyler Among the First in U.S. to Boast New Cancer-Fighting Technology
Date:7/18/2008

oing effort to provide the best patient care possible."

Dr. Mark Saunders, a radiation oncologist with Texas Oncology-Tyler, said the system has been installed and patients began to receive treatments using the new technology on July 10. "We're thrilled that we will be among the first in the nation to offer our patients this improved technology," said Saunders. "It allows us to deliver highly accurate radiation to both malignant and benign tumors as well as treat functional disorders. This technology is so powerful that it can deliver the appropriate dose faster than most conventional systems allowing for more ease and convenience to the patient."

Cancers that will be treated by the system include those within the head; neck and brain; pancreas; liver; prostate; and lungs. Because the system is so accurate, nearby healthy tissue is protected from damaging radiation so larger doses of radiation can be delivered to the targeted tumor with each treatment.

The Novalis Tx offers physicians more flexibility in utilizing framed or frameless treatments as well as offering both cone-based and multi-leaf technology. Most patients will find their treatments take significantly less time with Novalis Tx than if they were treated using previous-generation technology. This translates to the best technology available today. Patients receive complete, personalized cancer care at Texas Oncology-Tyler and Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, which team together to offer today's most advanced technologies and treatments, as well as a wide range of supportive services and programs to address patients' individual educational, psychological, emotional, financial and nutritional needs.

Texas Oncology is the largest independent oncology practice nationwide and provides care to more Texans with cancer than any other cancer care provider. Through this large oncology network, Texas Oncology brings many benefits to area cancer patients, including access to
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