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Services and Features

We provide outpatient/inpatient radiation therapy, combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for some cancers, outpatient hospice care, holistic health care, and education for the public.

    Over the years, we have continuously refined radiation therapy techniques to deliver the highest-quality patient care and better cure rate.

    We are skilled in a wide range of standard and novel treatments, including: concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, head and neck cancers, esophageal cancer, cervical cancer; "sandwich" therapy strategy (preoperative induction chemotherapy, surgery followed by postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy) for locoregionally advanced oral cancers.

    Taichung Veterans General Hospital meets the strict standards for a national health institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence, a strong research program and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our radiation oncologists have been specialized in their chosen fields by concentrating their individual practices on the treatment of different types of cancers.

    We cooperate with neurosurgeons and radiologists for the treatment of brain tumors and intracranial vascular diseases; with orthopedists for post-operative brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas; with hematologists to deliver total body irradiation followed by stem cell transplantation in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma.

    With regard to advanced technology such as the most current linear accelerators and latest computed tomography camera, we have developed and refined three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and image-guided radiotherapy in recent years. By using these new technologies that are available to "map" tumors, our radiation oncologists can design treatments with pinpoint accuracy, ensuring that tumors get the most effective dose, thus enhancing treatment outcomes while healthy tissues and organs are spared, reducing acute and late toxicities.