Radiation Oncology Expertise
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is accredited by the American College of Radiology, having earned the accreditation for seven consecutive three year terms. Working in tandem with our advanced treatment planning systems, the purpose of radiation therapy is to eradicate cancerous cells and to prevent them from growing or dividing, while minimizing adverse effects on nearby healthy organs and tissues.
At Comprehensive we offer state-of-the-art equipment and the most precise radiation therapy in Nevada, including:
- Three-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
- Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
- CyberKnife® Radiosurgery
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Prostate Seed Brachytherapy
- Partial Breast Irradiation
Radiation Oncology Physicians:
Our team includes the following physicians and key support staff:
- Michael J. Anderson, MD
- Andrew Cohen, MD
- Dan L. Curtis, MD
- Farzaneh Farzin, MD
- Samual R. Francis, MD, MS
- Raul Meoz, MD, FACR
- Matthew W. Schwartz, MD
- Michael T. Sinopoli, MD
- W. Andrew Wang, MD
Comprehensive Cancer Centers’ radiation oncology team is dedicated to applying every resource and technology, both existing and emerging, to heal our patients. We employ multiple imaging and treatment technologies to tailor each patient’s radiation therapy. Our radiation oncologists commonly use computer assisted tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans) and positron emission tomography (PET scans) to create detailed three-dimensional representations of a tumor and surrounding vital organs.
These representations help us defend surrounding normal tissue from radiation and also help increase a patient’s tolerance to treatment. Comprehensive uses the following technologies in our treatment programs:
CyberKnife® Radiosurgery: Cancer Surgery Without The Surgery
Exclusive to Comprehensive, CyberKnife® Radiosurgery in Las Vegas is the most powerful advancement in cancer treatment ever available in Southern Nevada. Operated by our own specially trained radiation oncologists, the most experienced radiosurgical team in Southern Nevada,
CyberKnife® focuses healing energy on tumors anywhere on the body with a precision never before possible. This type of ultraprecise radiotherapy protects the surrounding healthy tissue and is often used to treat brain tumors, lung tumors, liver lesions, prostate cancer, spine tumors, and many other tumor sites.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT):
IMRT uses three-dimensional imaging to deliver varied radiation oncology doses to different areas simultaneously. In some tumor types such as prostate cancer, this technology can deliver higher doses of radiation therapy while simultaneously reducing the amount of radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT):
IGRT uses ultrasound, a CT scan, or X-rays to capture images of the treatment area before delivering radiation, and is often used to treat cancers in organs that move, such as the prostate or lung. The use of the highly precise IGRT treatments result in the surrounding healthy tissue receiving less exposure while also reducing radiotherapy side effects.
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT):
This therapy uses IMRT and IGRT to deliver high precision radiation oncology treatments, and can complete treatments in 30 to 90 seconds.
These are pharmaceutical drugs which have radioactivity and can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Radioisotope Therapy offered at Comprehensive Cancer Centers include Xofigo and Zevlin.