Signature Healthcare Radiation Therapy Center treats patients as family. Every member of our care team, from our front desk staff to our Radiation Oncologists, we understand how cancer affects you and your family. We provide a circle of wellness, care and support to ensure your treatment will result in the best possible outcome. With our experience, compassionate approach and advancements in treatment innovation, we believe we are making a difference in the fight against cancer. Our highly-trained clinical staff works together to create a unique treatment plan for every patient. We are by your side every step of the way from your diagnosis to recovery and work closely with you and your physician to ensure the best possible outcome.
Signature Healthcare is part of The US Oncology Network (“The Network”), a community of more than 1,400 affiliated physicians with expertise in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialties. We believe local cancer care is better care. Practices in The Network deliver advanced integrated cancer care supported by a network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. The Network practices have more than 400 sites of care in over 25 states and treat over 850,000 patients annually. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care.
Steven C. Lane
Dr. Lane is a highly regarded board-certified radiation oncologist. He specializes in gynecological cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer in addition to general radiation oncology. He has extensive experience with intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy and high dose rate brachytherapy. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
- Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
- Board Certification: Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist
Our Cancer Care Technologies
3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy
Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) uses computers, CT scans and MRI scans to create detailed, three-dimensional representations of the tumor and surrounding organs. The treatment team uses these images to shape the radiation beams to match the size and shape of the tumor. The tools used to shape the radiation beams are multileaf collimators or custom fabricated heavy metal blocks inserted between the beam and the patient. Nearby normal tissue receives less radiation exposure because the radiation beams are targeted directly at the tumor.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) combines three-dimensional images, such as CT scans, with the precise technology of either 3-D or intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to pinpoint and treat cancerous tumors. The images allow the cancer specialists to precisely localize the tumor each time radiation therapy is administered. This improves both accuracy of delivery and safety by reducing radiation exposure to other areas of the body including nearby tissue and organs. IGRT is used to treat tumors in areas of the body that are prone to movement, such as the lungs, liver, and prostate gland, as well as tumors located close to critical organs and tissues.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced form of external radiation treatment that allows precise targeting of tumor cells. The CT simulator localization scan or other three-dimensional images provide the radiation oncologist with an understanding of the shape and location of the tumor. With 3D planning, the radiation oncologist specifies the dose from various beams and sums up those doses to calculate the dose to tumor and normal tissue (forward planning). With IMRT, the radiation oncologist specifies the dose desired to give the tumor and the doses acceptable to the normal tissues (as low as possible). Then the computer system provides millions of alternative beam positions and the varying intensities of each beam, comparing one plan to the next until the best plan is identified. This is called inverse planning. Since each beam is broken up into many sub-beams of varying intensity the process is called intensity-modulated radiation.
Your First Appointment
680 Centre St, Brockton, MA 2302
Phone. (508) 941-7450 Fax. (508) 941-6205
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and bring
- Other doctor’s names and phone numbers
- Insurance cards
- Medical history
- List of medications you are currently taking
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