Michael Chuong, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist, is the medical director of the Proton Therapy Center, the physician director of the MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Program, and the director of Radiation Oncology Clinical Research at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. He is an internationally recognized expert in the use of MRI-guided radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Chuong serves on several national committees including the NRG Oncology GI committee and is the Disease Site Chair for the Proton Collaborative Group.
Chuong received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla., where he also a residency in radiation oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
Michael D. Chuong, MD, a radiation oncologist and medical director of Proton Therapy at Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, discusses the benefits of MRI-guided radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer.
Complete surgical removal of a pancreatic tumor is not possible for most patients. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are typically recommended to slow tumor growth, but ultimately are not expected to be curative, writes Michael Chuong, MD.