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First US patients receive Esteya electronic brachytherapy for skin cancer Mar 6, 2014

Patient-friendly treatment helps minimize radiation exposure to healthy tissues.

On January 14, a 67-year-old male patient received his final Esteya® electronic brachytherapy session to treat a squamous cell carcinoma on his right hand. He was the first patient in the United States to receive Esteya treatment, which was delivered at a Los Gatos, California clinic by Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director at The Targeted Radiation Institute (Bay Area, California). Since Dr. Patel began treatment of the patient in late December, he has added nine additional patients to the Esteya schedule.