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UM Physician Uses Endoscopic Ultrasound to Provide Targeted Radiation Therapy

10.06.2009

A two-year collaboration between gastroenterologists and radiation oncologists at UHealth -- University of Miami Health System has resulted in a new application of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) that benefits prostate cancer patients. Afonso Ribeiro, M.D., associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, led the study which examined the feasibility and safety of using EUS to implant markers in prostate cancer patients needing targeted radiation therapy.