Nationally Recognized Prostate Cancer Care
Treating prostate cancer with brachytherapy involves using many needles to deliver radiotherapy directly to the tumor. But Levine Cancer Institute, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is the first in the world to use real-time technology to perform high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy that avoids moving the patient for CT scans, markedly cutting recovery time while more comfortably delivering treatment.
Michael Haake, MD, medical director of Carolinas Medical Center Radiation Oncology, was the lead physician during the groundbreaking procedure this past spring. The procedure was performed on a patient in his early 60s with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.