March 18, 2016 3:59 PM

How Radiation Therapy Is Becoming More Personal

Thanks to advances in radiation therapy, treating all patients with a particular tumor the same is becoming a thing of the past. 

 

Now, clinicians can see — in real-time — how an individual patient’s tumor is responding to therapy, and make adjustments during treatment. Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers insight into the era of individualized radiation therapy.