South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, has added a new collaborative cancer center to its growing medical campus. The new center, which will provide radiation oncology services, will be managed by UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health and Integrated Oncology Network (ION) and give patients in and around Lake County local access to the cancer center specialists, vast resources, leading-edge treatments and ongoing medical trials.
The 4,800 square-foot practice will be staffed by UF Health Cancer Center-Orlando Health radiation oncologists and an advanced nursing team, providing comprehensive cancer care.
The center's technology - provided by ION - will offer breakthrough technologies, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). IMRT is the most technologically advanced and most precise method of external beam radiation therapy available. IGRT takes this technology one step further. Daily imaging assures the radiation is delivered precisely to the treatment area while sparing surrounding tissue. Treatment may be able to be delivered in as few as 1 to 5 treatments. These advanced radiation technologies provide cancer treatment more precisely, with less risk, and are beneficial for many different types of cancer.
ION has been focused on expanding its networks across the United States of more than 250 multispecialty oncology-focused physicians to affiliate with larger providers and healthcare systems in their market to provide quality and cost-efficient patient care.