For The First Time in the Arab World .. Using Intra Operative Electron Radiotherapy “IOERT” for Brea
A medical team in oncology within the program of breast tumors at the Oncology Center at the University Medical City in King Saud University has achieved a remarkable success will be regarded as adding to the University's achievements in the medical field in which conducted an early breast cancer surgery through intra operative radiation therapy with electrons "IOERT".
The head of the surgical team who participating in the operation, Prof. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Seif clarified that after the surgery the patient was given the appropriate radiation dose that depend on patient's physique and the type of disease. Stressing that this treatment is appropriate to the early stages of the tumor only.
Prof. Saif noted that this type of treatment has proven to be a global success and considered as the first case to be treated using this technique in the Arab world.
Furthermore, the head of the radiotherapy team who was participated in the operation, the Consultant Radiation Oncologist Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Suhaibani that the advantages of this technique to shorten the duration of treatment period from 6 weeks to ten minutes. Thus the radiation treatment at the time of surgery would have a limited impact on the skin compared to conventional methods of radiation therapy. Indicating that this procedure is characterized by limited radiation effects on the lung and heart compared to traditional methods of radiation therapy.
Dr. Al-Suhaibani confirmed that evidence-based medicine supports this type of radiotherapy using the electron for the availability of confirmed information about the safety and efficacy of this method.