While relatively rare, and often curable, finding the right therapy to treat tumors in the brain or central nervous system (CNS) can be challenging. Treatment usually requires surgery, followed by radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells. However, older radiation delivery methods can expose nearby, healthy tissue to damage.
Cutting-edge therapies such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IMRT) offered by the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology (ACFRO) enable physicians to deliver higher doses of precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. This is particularly significant in the brain where critical structures may at risk.