Radiotherapy is a treatment involving exposure to X-rays which destroy cancerous cells. It is a therapeutic technique in which precisely defined parts of the body are exposed to tumour-destroying radiation. This effect is generated by a linear accelerator which directs diffuse radiation at the tumour during daily sessions each lasting a few minutes.
The radiation is guided very precisely by sophisticated systems inside the equipment. The radio-oncologist selects - in close collaboration with the dosimetrists and physicists - the irradiation plans which will be delivered to the patients. Every stage of the treatment is subject to a rigorous quality control.
In addition to external radiation, the Centre can also provide other forms of radiotherapy developed within the Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN). As such, Clinique de Genolier performs intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for early-stage breast cancer.