- Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those considering IORT. Other professionals are included as needed.
Experience. Mayo Clinic experts have experience using IORT to treat many types of cancer, including soft tissue sarcomas and cancers of the anus, bladder, cervix, colon, kidneys, lining of the uterus (endometrium), ovaries, pancreas, prostate, rectum and stomach.
Radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic consider IORT to be ideal for treating cancers that are likely to recur in the same area after surgery alone. Also, IORT is helpful for cancers located near sensitive organs.
- State-of-the-art technology. Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, uses a mobile radiation therapy device to deliver IORT in the operating room. Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, has a dedicated operating room for IORT procedures.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
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