Tampa Bay Cancer Center in Zephyrhills, Florida is dedicated to providing the highest quality of cancer care to our patients through state-of-the-art treatment technologies and an expert team of nurses, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, physicists and physicians.
Tampa Bay Cancer Center has four convient locations in Tampa, Brandon, Sun City Center, and Zephyrhills to serve the enitre Tampa Bay area.
Johnny Kao M.D.
Dr. Kao was a past
president of the New York Roentgen Society Section of Radiation
Oncology and is board-certified in radiation oncology by the
American Board of Radiology. He has authored more than 30
peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters in the areas of
prostate, head and neck and breast cancers, stereotactic body
radiation for metastatic tumors and cancer biology.
Dr. Kao has extensive experience advanced radiation techniques often in combination with novel chemotherapy regimens and surgery to achieve outstanding cure rates for patients with advanced but potentially curable cancers. Dr. Kao's primary clinical interests are developing better treatment approaches for patients with advanced but curable cancers.
Janelle Lira Park, M.D.
Dr. Park is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She serves on the Radiation Oncology Guidelines and Standards Committee for the ACR, and also as the liaison between the Guidelines and Standards Committee and the Medical Physics Committee in ACR. In addition, she also serves on the ASTRO Diversity and Outcomes workforce committee.
Tampa Bay Cancer Center provides patients with some of the most advanced technologies available to treat cancer. Some of the treatments and technologies available at Tampa Bay 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.
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.
MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System – a highly targeted procedure performed after
a lumpectomy that uses a catheter (or catheters) to insert a radiation seed directly into the
breast for a few minutes, twice a day for five days. After each treatment, the seed is
removed and no radiation remains in the breast between treatments.
Tampa Bay Cancer Center - Zephyrhills
7315 Green Slope Drive
Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
Phone: (813) 783-8614
Fax: (813) 783-8538
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