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Intra Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

The treatment consists of applying a single dose of radiation, directly in the affected tissues and cells

Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is a very innovative surgery in Europe. Clinica de Radioterapia do Porto was the first center in Europe to adopt this procedure in 2012 in breast surgery.

Now, they are participating in a world level clinical trial as the European representative. This clinical trial is under the auspices of the United States National Cancer Institute and will study the effectiveness of this treatment instead of a conventional 6-week radiotherapy treatment.

CRP is a pioneer in the application of breast intra-operative radiation therapy as a single radiation modality.

The treatment consists of applying a single dose of radiation, directly in the affected tissues and cells, right after the patient gets surgery, while the patient is still in the operating room. After a few minutes of radiation (8 to 14 minutes depending on the cell type), the patient can recover from the surgery and doesn’t have to face the conventional radiotherapy treatments.

If you'd like to learn more about Intraoperative Radiotherapy, contact us via email, by calling +351 220 973 751, +351 211 379 718, +351 911 046 197, or by filling out our form. You can also contact us through our free call service to your right.

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