Virginia Mason was the first medical center in Washington state to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat women with early-stage breast cancer. Since 2012, 350 patients have participated in the IORT clinical trial, receiving a one-time dose of internal radiation therapy directly to the tumor site during surgery.
Potential candidates for breast IORT are women aged 45 or older, with a new diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer who are planning to undergo lumpectomy. Watch the video to learn more and hear from IORT patients.
For more information or to discuss if you may be a candidate for IORT, please contact a Breast Cancer Nurse Coordinator at (206) 223-8862.