UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Electron-based IntraOperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

Faster, convenient, more precise breast cancer treatment

You've heard the breast cancer diagnosis, and now you're ready for answers.

St. Luke's offers Electron-based Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) for early stage breast cancer patients through an international clinical trial. That combines surgery with an initial, concentrated dose of radiation precisely focused on the area where most breast cancers recur.

"In one procedure, women can have a cancer operation, radiation to the tumor bed and maintain optimal appearance and symmetry with the other breast. IORT is a concise, convenient and cost-effective treatment. This is true innovation," said Dr. Robert Brimmer, Physicians Clinic of Iowa surgeon.