Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and will affect one in eight women during her lifetime. At UT Southwestern, we offer multidisciplinary care, including a breast-specific tumor board, that brings all specialists (radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and genetic counselors) under one roof to devise the best treatment plan for each patient. Our breast cancer team, led by Asal Rahimi, M.D., also offers multiple cutting-edge radiation clinical trials.
What sets us apart?
We have the most comprehensive deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)-based cardiac-sparing radiation treatment program in North Texas for patients with left-sided breast cancer including:
- Two Vision RT surface image-guided systems dedicated for patients requiring left breast radiation treatments
- Two Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) machines used to monitor patients requiring breast/chest wall and lymph node treatments
- Ongoing, active research in deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH)-based cardiac-sparing radiation treatment delivery
We also have one of two GammaPods in the world and the only one in Texas, and we are one of the few departments in the world that has a Stereotactic Partial Breast Irradiation Program. Additionally, we have the largest published clinical trial experience in this protocol.
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