TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Capital Regional Cancer Center, has been awarded a three–year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR.) Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high–energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve symptoms from cancer.
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 700 accredited sites, and 30 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer–review evaluation by board–certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
“We are proud to be the only cancer center in the region capable of satisfying the rigorous safety and quality standards set by the American College of Radiology. It is a testament to the dedication and high degree of expertise of our clinical and technical team members,” says radiation oncologist, Timothy Bolek, MD. “We look forward to always providing our patients with the safest and most effective radiotherapy options.”
The many treatment options available at the Capital Regional Cancer center enable our clinicians to precisely and effectively treat a wide range of cancer cases – including but not limited to breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, head and neck, gynecological, and skin.
The Capital Regional Cancer Center is the first facility in Tallahassee to offer an injectable radioactive medication for prostate cancer, and the 5th cancer center in the U.S to have the newest helical tomotherapy linear accelerator system, which now enables physicians to adapt treatment to the tumor as it shrinks, with enhanced imaging capabilities and more rapid delivery of treatment delivery. The Cancer Center also offers High–Dose Rate Brachytherapy and brain and body radiosurgery.