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Fighting Cancer with All They’ve Got

There are many ways to treat cancer, and Scripps of San Diego County offers quite a few options.

At Scripps, patients have access to high quality and comprehensive services to detect, diagnose, and treat cancer. As one of only two integrated network cancer programs in California (as designated by the American College of Surgeons), Scripps mobilizes all the oncology resources of their five hospital campuses, a broad network of Scripps cancer care specialists, affiliated physicians, and renowned researchers to help diagnose, treat, and support patients facing cancer.

Scripps is proud to announce that Pacific Radiation Oncology in Encinitas, Oncology Therapies of Vista and CyberKnife of Southern California in Vista, have joined to form Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center. This addition expands Scripps cancer care services, providing even more treatment options to patients in North County.

scripps_linson“After serving the North County community for more than 20 years, we are excited to work with our partners at Scripps to continue to provide high-quality care to our patients,” said Patrick Linson, M.D., Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center.”
~ Patrick W. Linson, M.D.

The five radiation oncology physicians joining Scripps Clinic are certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology and have held privileges at various Scripps hospitals throughout the Scripps network. “After serving the North County community for more than 20 years, we are excited to work with our partners at Scripps to continue to provide high-quality care to our patients,” said Patrick Linson, M.D., Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center. “Along with the expanded resources for Scripps patients, our existing patients will now benefit from increased access to the Scripps network of nationally recognized health services.”

scripps_oncologyThis full-service radiation therapy center provides highly effective radiation therapy techniques in a caring and supportive environment. The team at Scripps Clinic Radiation Therapy Center specializes in comprehensive treatments using state-of-the-art technology from intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to radiosurgery and image-guided targeting. These tools precisely target tumors with minimal effect on surrounding healthy tissue, and deliver radiation tailored to the tumor’s unique contours and density.

Additional resources now available at Scripps North County radiation therapy centers include CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery – a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery that delivers an extremely accurate form of radiation therapy to treat tumors.

Scripps Health is a nationally recognized leader in cancer care, providing comprehensive care at its five hospital campuses and Scripps Clinic locations. Scripps Cancer Care physicians and staff are actively involved in leading-edge clinical research as they work collaboratively toward cancer prevention, early detection, and coordinated treatment plans of care. Additional resources include specialized breast care centers and infusion clinics, nurse navigators, rehabilitation services, support groups, and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.


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Owner/Manager:
Scripps Health; Scripps Clinic Medical Group. Norbert Kased, M.D.; Eva Lean, M.D.; Patrick W. Linson, M.D.; Anuradha Koka, M.D.; and Kenneth Shimizu, M.D.
Address: 477 N El Camino Real Ste D100, Encinitas, CA 92024
Website: www.scripps.org
Phone: 760-634-4300
Description of Business: This full-service radiation therapy center provides oncology medicine’s most effective radiation therapy techniques, from intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to radiosurgery and image-guided targeting.