Over 40 Years Experience Providing the Most Effective Treatments
Radiation is a proven, highly effective method for fighting many forms of cancer. At Astera, our team of regional leaders in the field uses state-of-the-art technologies and leading edge treatments to precision-target cancer cells and minimize side effects. Radiation may be a stand-alone treatment or one part of your personalized treatment plan. To learn more about our board-certified, renowned radiation oncologists, click here.
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Astera Radiation Oncology Treatments and Capabilities:
Brachytherapy enables us to place radioactive sources called “seeds” in or just next to a cancer tumor. We use two main types of brachytherapy: high dose rate (HDR) and low dose rate (LDR).
We use SpaceOAR Hydrogel in the treatment of prostate cancer to reduce radiation exposure to the surrounding tissue, in order to decrease side effects that could affect your quality of life.
We use APBI to deliver focused radiation to the area of a lumpectomy. It’s been shown to reduce treatment time, and spares normal tissue and critical organs from unnecessary radiation exposure.
When we treat the patient while they are lying in a prone position, it enables us to direct a beam of radiation to the breast but not the chest, reducing radiation exposure to the heart and lungs.
Our doctors place radioactive seeds in the prostate gland to target cancer cells, while preserving healthy tissue. We’re not only experts in treating prostate cancer patients using this procedure – we pioneered its use more than two decades ago.
Available only at select centers in the U.S., our doctors use proton therapy to control the depth to which protons penetrate into the body, allowing us to focus the radiation beam on the tumor target.
We use two main types of radiation therapy to treat skin cancer: brachytherapy and external beam radiation. Both help us reduce pain and scarring while protecting healthy tissue.
We use SBRT to deliver high doses of radiation to tumors with extreme precision to treat early stage lung cancer as well as tumors of the spine, liver, adrenal glands, and other organs, in duration of just days rather than weeks.
Astera doctors have collectively treated thousands of patients using SRS, and we were among the first in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to begin using Brainlab-based stereotactic radiosurgery to enhance precision, with minimal side effects.
The Science Behind Your
Advancements in prostate cancer treatment: how recently FDA-approved SpaceOar Hydrogel works to protect healthy tissue and helps preserve the patient’s quality of life. More
Find out how Proton Therapy empowers Astera doctors with better control to target cancer cells while minimizing exposure to vital organs. More
The history behind how Astera pioneered Prostate Seed Implantation as an effective alternative therapy for treating prostate cancer. More
Science Guides Us. Compassion Drives Us.
Astera Cancer Care is founded on 3 pillars of care:
technology, and treatment
support for every individual
Harnessing collective knowledge by working together for every patient
From Our Patients
As oncologists and hematologists, we combine our expertise, compassion, and dedication with today’s most advanced protocols and treatments to provide you care and hope.