At St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center, we believe that in order to treat the cancer, you must begin by caring for the entire patient. As a result, our staff is equipped to offer many services designed to care for the patient and their friends and family.
St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center is a full service, state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment center located in Stockton, California that provides the highest quality
cancer care through the application of advanced technology and the expertise
of our experienced and professional staff.
Dr. Vitune Vongtama
Vitune Vongtama, M.D. is a board-certified radiation oncologist specializing in brachytherapy. Dr. Vongtama has treated more than 10,000 patients, performed over 1,000 permanent prostate seed implants and completed more than 1,500 low dose brachytherapy procedures. He has written over 40 published clinical papers and co-authored several books. He is fully licensed as a radiation oncologist in California, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Dan Vongtama
Dan Vongtama, M.D. is a compassionate board-certified radiation oncologist with experience treating a wide range of cancer types utilizing advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Dr. Vongtama comes to St. Teresa from Brooklyn, New York where he completed his residency training at SUNY Downstate Radiation Oncology. He also completed additional training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York for head and neck, prostate, and breast cancer, as well as at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for head and neck, CNS, and pediatric cancer. Dr. Vongtama attended medical school in Chicago at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, where he also completed his internship in preliminary medicine. He graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts.
St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center provides patients with some of the most advanced treatment technologies available in the healthcare industry. Some of the treatments and technologies available at St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center include:
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – a sophisticated type of external beam radiotherapy which allows delivery of precisely targeted radiation beams to tumors, while sparing the surrounding healthy organs and tissues.
Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) – visualized CT scans that verify target locations immediately before treatment delivery. In conjunction with IMRT, this allows for unprecedented accuracy in delivering radiotherapy.
Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT) – a sophisticated set of computer assisted tomography scans (CT or CAT scans) and/or magnetic resonance imaging scans (MR or MRI scans) that create detailed, three-dimensional representations of tumors and surrounding organs for precise delivery of radiation beams to the exact
size and shape of the tumor.
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) – an innovative form of internal radiotherapy that places radioactive materials directly
in contact with cancer tissues using catheters or wires, which are then removed when
a curative dose has been delivered to the cancer. This comprehensive, aggressive
approach to treatment ensures the maximum radiation dose is given where you need it
most, while sparing the healthy surrounding tissue.
Prostate Seed Implants – rice-sized “seeds” of radioactive material that are placed into a cancerous prostate. Seeds
can be left in place permanently, as they give off radiation for a specific period of time
(weeks or months), and do not need to be removed once the radiation is gone. Due to
their high success rate, prostate seed implants are an alternative to radical surgery, and
are one of the most popular radiation procedures in the United States.
St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center
4722 Quail Lakes Dr., Suite B
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 472-1848
Fax: (209) 472-0133
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