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More Advanced Ways to Beat Cancer

Innovative cancer treatment technologies at Erlanger

These innovative technologies in the hands of highly skilled physicians put Erlanger at the forefront of cancer treatment in our region. As a major academic health system, we are continuously advancing new technologies and offering our patients more clinical trials. It’s one the reasons why Erlanger has been named an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons.

Radiation Oncology

  • CyberKnife® Radiation Treatment System – Uses 3-D imaging and robotics to treat a variety of cancers painlessly with pinpoint accuracy. – LEARN MORE
  • SAVI® Partial Breast Radiation Therapy – Unique brachytherapy applicator allows early-stage breast cancer patients to complete treatment in as little as five days, with fewer side effects. – LEARN MORE
  • Prone Breast Radiation Therapy – Minimizes excess radiation exposure by allowing breast cancer patients to lie face down when receiving treatment. – LEARN MORE
  • Optune® Tumor treating fields (TTF) – Directs low-voltage electromagnetic fields through arrays worn on head to treat glioblastoma malforme (GBM), an aggressive brain tumor. – LEARN MORE

Medical Oncology

  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy (Immunotherapy) – Uses the body’s immune system to kill cancer cells, without the toxicity associated with traditional chemotherapy. – LEARN MORE

Surgical Oncology

  • da Vinci® Xi Minimally-invasive Robotic Surgery – Enables skilled surgeons to perform delicate procedures  - including kidney-sparing cancer surgery - through tiny incisions with unmatched precision. – LEARN MORE
  • FireFly Fluorescence Imaging – Identifies lymph nodes where cervical and endometrial cancers are likely to first spread, reducing surgery without compromising care – LEARN MORE
  • Minimal Access Breast Surgery – Uses intelligent visualization to improve visibility during skin-sparing mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures for better clinical and aesthetic outcomes. – LEARN MORE

Diagnostics & Pathology

  • Digital Mammography – Provides faster results, less discomfort, and lower radiation exposure. – LEARN MORE
  • Board-certified genetic counseling – Helps identify genetic predisposition for cancer so our team can tailor interventions accordingly. – LEARN MORE
  • Prostate Health Index (PHI) Test – Provides a diagnostic option three times more precise for detecting prostate cancer than the PSA. – LEARN MORE
  • Advanced Genomic Testing – Helps us create targeted, patient-specific therapies based on each patient’s specific cancer or tumor. – LEARN MORE