Cancer-fighting technology being installed in advance of Radation Oncology opening

Cancer-fighting technology being installed in advance of Radation Oncology opening

ONEIDA, N.Y. -- A multimillion dollar, 9-ton piece of cancer-fighting technology is being installed in advance of the January opening of the Upstate Radiation Oncology at Oneida office, located at 605 Seneca St.

The state-of-the-art technology, the TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, was built from the ground up to optimize radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

Currently in use at Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, TrueBeam can be used for many types of tumors including tumors that are hard to reach surgically. TrueBeam is particularly well suited for treating tumors that move such as lung, liver and pancreas cancer as well as cancers in critical locations such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gynecologic cancer and brain tumors.

Once the tumor is identified through advanced integrated image guidance, the system precise delivery of radiation is achieved through several beams at different angles and intensities--all directed at the tumor. This means that radiation is concentrated on the tumor and less so on surrounding healthy cells and tissues. The customized treatment provides hope for greater cure rates and fewer side effects.

The system stands 9 feet tall and 15 feet long, weighing nearly 9 tons with all its components.

The system is the centerpiece of the Upstate Radiation Oncology at Oneida Office, which is expected to open in mid-January 2018. It is located next door to Upstate Cancer Center at Oneida office, 603 Seneca St, which has provided cancer services to the Oneida community since 1992. Upstate Radiation Oncology at Oneida will be staffed with physicians from Upstate Cancer Center.

For more information on Upstate’s cancer services in Oneida, call 315-361-1041

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