Radiation Therapy and Safety

VIDEO | 13:00

Studies have shown that radiation, alone or in combination with chemotherapy, offers an effective alternative to surgery for many patients with head and neck cancer. Radiation oncologist Nancy Lee of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center explains the similarities and differences among various technologies for radiation therapy — including IMRT, IGRT, proton-beam radiation, and the CyberKnife — and how each is used. She also describes Memorial Sloan Kettering’s stringent safety policies, which ensure the highest level of safety and quality assurance throughout radiation treatment.