Beaumont’s Radiation Oncology program is expanding with brachytherapy services now available at the Troy hospital. At the new, 1,500-square-foot site, a multidisciplinary team will treat patients with breast, cervical, uterine, vaginal, head and neck, and prostate cancers.

Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy that involves placing a radioactive source within the patient’s body at the site of the cancer. “Brachytherapy allows for a high dose of radiation over a short period of time, with less damage done to adjoining tissues and organs,” says Gary Gustafson, M.D., chief of Radiation Oncology at Troy.

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CT imaging can detect lung cancer early when it’s most curable

More people die of lung cancer each year in the United States than any other type of cancer, yet when it’s caught early, there are more treatment options and much higher survival rates.

To promote early detection and save lives, Beaumont Health System now offers a $50 Lung Cancer Screening that uses low-dose computed tomography imaging, or CT, for earlier diagnosis of lung cancers. This screening will be offered at the three Beaumont hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe.

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An international team of researchers led by Beaumont doctors identified two biomarkers that can determine the effectiveness of radiation treatments for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.

“Radiation  therapy is a common treatment, but it can result in lots of side effects, some of which are  permanent,” says Jan Akervall, M.D., Ph.D. “Before patients go down that path, we want to know if their tumors are going to respond to radiation. If not, we can look at other treatments.”

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Oakland University William Beaumont medical students got an up-close view of the high-tech tools used in Beaumont’s radiation oncology department, including Beaumont's simulation lab.

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Cancer Genetics Program

It is important to identify families with a hereditary susceptibility to cancer because in many cases, they may take steps to reduce their risk or prevent cancer from occurring.

Beaumont's Cancer Genetics program in Michigan provides patients with the most up-to-date information about hereditary cancer risk and guidelines for cancer screening and treatment. Our strategies have clearly been shown to lead to earlier detection of cancer, better treatment options, and improved outcomes.