IORT for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
November 24, 2015
Karen Godette, MD, and her team at Emory University Hospital Midtown, is treating breast cancer patients with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), an innovative new tool allowing patients to undergo a one-time radiation treatment during surgery for early-stage breast cancer.
"IORT is a good option for patients undergoing breast-conservation surgeries because they can receive a single, targeted dose of radiation to the tumor bed during their surgical procedure, without radiating the entire breast," says Dr. Godette.
About Dr. Godette
Karen Godette, MD, is medical director and associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is a board certified radiation oncologist and an expert in breast and gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and soft tissue sarcoma.