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Calypso: GPS for the Body for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

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External Thermal Therapy: Delivering Heat to Tumors to Enhance Treatment Effectiveness

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head and neck tumors, and sarcomas. Learn more...

IMRT: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

IMRT uses varying beam intensities to send radiation to the tumor site from the most favorable paths. Our radiation oncology experts have helped perfect IMRT by developing Direct Aperture Optimization, an enhanced radiation delivery technique that dramatically cuts treatment time. Learn more...

RapidArc: High Dose Radiation Delivered Up to Eight Times Faster

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Trilogy: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Cancer

The Trilogy linear accelerator can deliver all forms of external-beam radiation therapy – from conventional radiation treatment and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the most advanced techniques, such as image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). It is the world's leading image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) system. Learn more...

Tumor Treating Fields (TTF)

TTF is a treatment for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain tumor that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiation. TTF is delivered to the patient via a device that fits over the scalp like a bathing cap. It works by emitting alternating electrical fields to the tumor that disrupt the division of cancer cells and stop tumor growth. Learn more...

TrueBeam: Image-guided Radiotherapy System

TrueBeam is a new image-guided radiotherapy system and all-digital technology that can deliver radiation treatments to cancer patients with sub-millimeter accuracy and in some cases up to 50 percent faster than earlier systems. Learn more...

Telemedicine: Bringing Top Notch Cancer Care to More Marylanders

Patients receiving cancer treatment at our affiliated community hospitals now have access to the same clinical trials and novel treatments that are currently available at UMGCC. Patients can receive treatment close to home while still receiving the benefits of treatment at a major academic cancer center. Learn more. . .

Coming in 2015: Proton Therapy

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and its development partner, Advanced Particle Therapy, are currently building the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, at the BioPark on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The center will be 12th proton treatment center in the United States, and the only one in the Baltimore-Washington region. Proton beam readiation therapy is type of radiation therapy that uses streams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumor cells. This type of treatment can reduce the amount of radiation damage to healthy tissue near a tumor. It is used to treat cancers of the head and neck and organs such as the brain, eye, lung, spine, and prostate. Proton beam radiation is different from x-ray radiation. Learn more...


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