You may have recently seen Dr. Mihai Ghilezan, the director of brachytherapy at Botsford Cancer Center, on the front page of the Detroit News. If you missed their story, check it out!
The Detroit News story focuses on high-dose radiation (HDR) brachytherapy, a kind of treatment for prostate, breast, and other types of cancer that Botsford specializes in. HDR brachytherapy dramatically reduces the number of treatments from several dozen down to just a handful, while reducing side effects associated with other types of radiation therapy. This can potentially benefit thousands of patients in the Metro Detroit area – pretty exciting news.
Here’s Dr. Ghilezan talking about the benefits of HDR brachytherapy in his own words:
In fact, there’s a lot of exciting things happening at our cancer center.
Dr. Alvaro Martinez, a radiation oncologist here at Botsford, is working with our team to launch a program dedicated to using HDR brachytherapy to treat skin cancer – a first in Michigan! Here’s what he has to say about it:
The Botsford Cancer Center is home to some of the leading oncologists in the region – we’ll keep you posted as they continue to make cancer care safer and more effective for our patients.