Princeton Precision offers less risk and a better patient experience.
When it comes to radiation treatment for cancer, the goals are simple:
- Deliver the most effective curative dose to the tumor
- Minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissue in order to reduce risk of complications and side effects
At Astera Radiation Oncology, these objectives are everything…and the primary reason behind Princeton Precision. Another reason we work so diligently to ensure your treatment is as precise as possible: your patient experience.
A brief history of the goal to minimize the effects of radiation for cancer treatment.
A year after the discovery of X-rays in 1895, radiation was first used to treat a patient with breast cancer, and it has been used as a cancer treatment ever since. But the negative effects of radiation were considerable, and in 1928 the International Commission on Radiological Protection was founded to address the important topic of radioprotection. Since then, science and medicine have made incredible, continuous strides in maximizing the anticancer effects of radiation therapy and reducing normal healthy tissue’s exposure to radiation.
Today, radiation treatment is far more precise and less risky than it once was, and further precision and accuracy remain a constant goal for radiation oncologists. At Astera Radiation Oncology, we know that precision allows us to be more effective at treating cancer, reducing risks and making treatment sessions faster, shorter and less numerous. This makes for a better patient experience during treatment and a higher quality of life (fewer complications and side effects).
Combining multiple techniques to make your care more effective and easier on you.
For many patients, our experienced, board-certified radiation oncologists use techniques and tools that allow us to achieve exquisite precision that has a direct, positive impact on the quality of care.
Princeton Precision isn’t any one thing but, rather, a group of methods that allow us to exactingly deliver radiation to its target and reduce exposure to healthy surrounding tissues. We’re able to achieve this with such methods as:
- Highly precise treatment planning
- Unsurpassed targeting accuracy
- Treatment delivery from many different angles, thereby exposing areas of healthy tissue to only tiny fractions of the full dose
- Highly conformal radiation delivery systems
- Proton therapy that precisely targets the tumor and significantly reduces radiation dose to surrounding normal tissue due to pencil beam scanning
To find out more about how these Princeton Precision techniques enable us to treat your tumor effectively while reducing risks, complications and side effects and making treatment far easier on you, call us today. Call 609-655-5755 for information or to schedule a consultation. You can also reach us using our easy online form.