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New Technology with a History of Cancer Care comes to the Tavares Community

Area Doctors advance cancer treatment capabilities

TAVARES Fla. and AVENTURA Fla., Aug. 11, 2015 — In the fight against cancer, the latest technology is essential for ensuring the best of all outcomes.  The challenge for many cancer patients, is finding the best doctors and the best radiotherapy equipment available to them. Florida Oncology Tavares now has the cancer industry’s latest tools at its disposal including Stereotactic Radiosurgery which will be available for the first time in Lake County.

The new technology being employed in the center is not limited to radiation therapy equipment.  Specifically, Florida Oncology Tavares will be creating its facility with the use of patented modular technology which will allow their over 2 million pound protective vault facility to be erected in a single day as an addition to existing medical office space.

“RAD Technology Medical Systems has been a great partner in allowing us to plan and build a facility with world-class technology in minimal time.  Their expertise in all aspects of planning, equipping, and construction of radiation therapy facilities has allowed us to focus on our area of expertise — treating cancer patients,” stated Dr. Jeffrey Brabham, medical director at Florida Oncology Tavares.

“And quicker access to the best doctors and equipment is what drives our accelerated approach,” added RAD President, John Lefkus. “The RAD PRO system delivers a highly flexible solution that saves time and provides inherent features for future upgrading.”

The Florida Oncology Tavares facility has been designed by RAD to provide a tranquil environment of healing for cancer patients away from stresses and congestion of a hospital setting. Its highly qualified staff has been carefully selected based upon both experience in cancer care and personal ability to deliver patient-centered care, according to Dr. Brabham.

Dr. Brabham’s name is, no doubt, familiar to many Lake County residents.  He has been in practice in the area since 2009, previously at Florida Hospital Waterman, where he served as its Cancer Committee chair.  Dr. Brabham is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and then received both an M.D and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.  A Florida native, he was raised in Tampa and has once again called central Florida home for the last 6 years.

Florida Oncology Tavares is an independent radiation oncology practice that will be free to collaborate with other physicians without regard for their hospital or practice affiliation. With the Varian TrueBeam™ linear accelerator, the practice will bring to Lake County a state-of-the art radiation therapy platform that includes technologies such as motion management, integrated imaging, and high dose rates.  These capabilities will enable treatments such as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to be performed in significantly less time than with equipment currently available in the area. Moreover, the TrueBeam™ will bring stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors to Lake County for the first time, eliminating the need for patients to leave the community for this treatment.

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About Florida Oncology Tavares

Florida Oncology Tavares is an independent radiation oncology practice with a mission to combine technology, medical expertise, and compassion to provide world-class cancer care to the people of Lake County.  Founded by physicians who previously practiced in local hospital based facilities, the practice has been designed to provide its patients treatment technologies that equal or surpass anything available in large hospital systems while providing personalized care that can be difficult to find in such centers.  For more information, please visit www.TavaresRadiation.com.

About RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC

RAD Technology Medical Systems provides revolutionary patented modular radiation therapy vaults and cancer care clinics that can be used as temporary, interim, or permanent facilities. These turnkey solutions are factory-fabricated, eliminating the need for lengthy on-site construction projects, and giving patients access to new treatment options in a matter of months instead of years. For more information, please visit www.radtechnology.com.