Jefferson University Hospitals

Conformal Radiation Therapy

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, a cancer of the digestive system or other type of cancer, Jefferson offers one of the largest radiation programs for cancer treatment in the Delaware Valley.

Surgery is the primary therapy for many of these conditions, and radiation therapy plays an important role before or after surgery.

What Does Conformal Radiation Therapy Involve?

Radiation therapy for your cancer may be given in the form of conformal radiation therapy, which uses computers to create a 3-D picture of the tumor so that multiple radiation beams can be shaped exactly to the contour of the treatment area, sparing normal tissue.

Improving Outcomes of Cancer Patients

Our radiation oncologists subspecialize in tumor types and specialized therapies and are seeking to improve outcomes of cancer patients, in part through carefully combined and sequenced therapies enlisting the help of surgeons and medical oncologists.