INTRABEAM® is a revolutionary, intraoperative form of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancers. Because INTRABEAM® allows radiation treatment and breast-conserving surgery to be performed simultaneously, the need for several weeks of external radiation therapy following surgery can often be minimized or eliminated. This, in turn, can contribute to patient convenience and peace of mind.
When performing a surgical procedure to address a breast cancer tumor, a surgeon can use the INTRABEAM® mobile irradiation device to deliver a carefully measured dosage of radiation directly to the tumor site. As a result, the radiation is delivered precisely to the area with the highest risk of tumor recurrence and the exposure to surrounding healthy tissue is minimized.
The INTRABEAM® radiotherapy delivery system:
- Converts electricity into low-energy X-rays
- Delivers radiation treatment through a special spherical applicator
- Ensures that the radiation beams come into direct contact with the targeted tissue
- Irradiates a tumor site for several minutes while a patient is under anesthesia for surgery
In the Tampa Bay area, INTRABEAM® intraoperative radiotherapy is available exclusively at Moffitt Cancer Center. In addition to state-of-the-art technology and equipment, Moffitt’s patients benefit from the expertise of a multispecialty tumor board of experts. Our team includes nationally recognized breast cancer experts, surgeons, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, dedicated radiosurgical nurses and supportive care specialists – all of whom work together to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt is committed to developing and using the latest innovations in cancer treatment. Our evolving philosophy is grounded on a combination of state-of-the-art technology, such as INTRABEAM®, as well as cutting-edge science and outstanding clinical treatment aimed at identifying and meeting the needs of each patient in the most individualized way possible.
To learn more about INTRABEAM® intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer, call 1-888-663-3488 or request an appointment by completing a new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.