Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care
2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite #185, Hercules, CA 94547
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Superficial Radiotherapy or SRT is a safe, painless and effective FDA-approved modality to treat non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, virtually any place on the body. SRT is not like the radiation used to treat other cancers. The SRT Technology and the SRT-100™ Treatment System are specifically designed to treat Skin Cancer! Unlike the other more powerful radiation devices used for treating other cancers, SRT is designed to only penetrate up to 5mm below the surface of your skin. It preserves the surrounding healthy tissue while effectively treating the malignant skin cancer cells. In other words, Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT) is a proven non-surgical choice that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. Most recently, Sensus Healthcare LLC, manufacturer of SRT-100 received coveted 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership Award.
Dr. William Ting is proud to be among the first dermatologists in California and San Francisco Bay Area to introduce SRT-100 non-surgical radiotherapy treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma with a state of the art radiotherapy suite. Dr. Ting is licensed by the State of California as a Physician Supervisor and Operator of Dermatology-related Superficial Radiotherapy. Along with his radiation therapist Hallie Gremlitz R.T. board-certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and a member of the American Society for Radiologic Technologists, Dr. Ting has provided thousands of fractionated superficial radiotherapy treatments and arguably has the most amount of experience treating resistant keloid and hypertrophic scars in California and the West Coast. To date the rate of recurrence of non-melanoma skin cancer treated with SRT at our facility is less than 0.5%.
Because the superficial x-rays concentrate radiation dose on the skin surface, SRT-100™ treatment has several advantages over surgical procedures for non-melanoma skin cancers. These advantages include:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cutaneous Appendage Carcinoma
Advanced Hypertrophic Actinic Keratosis
Why is the SRT-100™ a viable alternative to surgery?
The SRT-100™ doesn’t harm surrounding or underlying healthy tissue while targeting only the cancer.
What should I expect from SRT-100 treatment?
You should expect the same results as surgery without the following:
Over 50% of skin cancers occur in those over 60. This population also has a high incidence of risk for surgical procedures due to various disorders like diabetes and cardiac diseases that can slow the healing process. The traditional treatment path for non-melanoma skin cancer has been Mohs surgery. This surgery involves a series of excisions of cancerous tissue and surrounding healthy tissue until the cancer can no longer be detected. This procedure can lead to substantial cosmetic surgery requirements and a drawn-out healing process which can result in infection. SRT-100™ offers a different solution for non-melanoma skin cancer treatment for those who have a high surgery risk. Because 80 percent of skin cancers occur in the head and neck regions, where surgery would require great tissue loss and significant cosmetic repair after surgery, SRT-100 by Sensus looked to a 50-year proven technique, known as low energy radiotherapy which goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin to effectively treat non-melanoma skin cancer.
Compared to the legacy orthovoltage systems that were used in the dermatology and radiation oncology practices, Sensus offers the SRT-100™ as a modern solution, which is a safe, effective, and reliable technology for efficient treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers.
How does Xoft™ Electron Brachytherapy differ from SRT-100™ Superficial Radiotherapy for radiation treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer?
Electron Brachytherapy using Xoft™ is a fine technology but utilizes more potent electron beam that was initially designed to penetrate body cavities as well as for radiation treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer. Given the potency of Electron Brachytherapy (EBX), it must be administered under direct supervision of Radiation Oncologist during each fractionated treatment to minimize accidental or inadvertent injury. The major advantages of SRT-100™ Superficial Radiotherapy over Xoft™ Brachytherapy are much lower cost to the health care system as well as continuity of care with your Dermatologist who is licensed via State of California to supervise and operate Superficial Radiotherapy rather than a complicated coordination of care with a Radiation Oncologist and your Dermatologist. Due to the required involvement of physicists, radiation therapists, and a Radiation Oncologist, Xoft™ Electron Brachytherapy may be several times more costly than Superficial Radiotherapy provided by SRT-100™.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the office at (925) 328-0255 or email staff@CalDermCare.com