Innovation in Targeting Prostate Cancer

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Minimize Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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LDR Prostate Brachytherapy

Innovative, Targeted Radiation Therapy, with a Quicker Recovery

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Ethos™ Adaptive Intelligence™ Therapy by Varian

Using Artificial Intelligence to more Quickly Adapt Treatment to Changing Cancer Conditions

Western Radiation Oncology is an innovative physician group whose core mission is to improve quality and access to advanced, targeted radiation therapy. We have a strong commitment to coupling state-of-the-art technology with leading clinical expertise, which has allowed us to build the premiere multi-center Radiation Oncology program in Northern California.

Our expert physicians come from leading programs around the country with subspecialty training in real-time LDR and HDR brachytherapy, cranial and body stereotactic radiosurgery, and intensity-modulated, image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT / IGRT). WRO physicians have treated over 6000 patients with prostate brachytherapy over the past 20 years, establishing themselves as nationwide leaders in high-quality evidence-based prostate cancer care.

We are deeply vested in physician education in advanced techniques as well as patient education and advocacy. Our doctors have published articles and presented scientific papers to their professional colleagues throughout the world and have been involved in the development of new procedures and equipment to advance their areas of expertise.

Meet the Physicians

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Steven Kurtzman, M.D.

Director of Prostate Brachytherapy

Dr. Steven Kurtzman is a board certified Radiation Oncologist in practice since 1996. Dr. Kurtzman is nationally renowned for his expertise in ‘real-time’ prostate brachytherapy.

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Ankit Agarwal, M.D.

Director of Radiation Therapy

Dr. Agarwal is an experienced brachytherapist and radiation oncologist. He specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, gynecological cancers, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancers, and head and neck cancers.

John Shumway, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Shumway is a skilled and accomplished radiation oncologist. He specializes in the use of multiple modalities, including SRS, SBRT, image-guided and adaptive radiotherapy, and brachytherapy.

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