Pioneering Cancer Care at Cape Cod Hospital Draws Referrals from Boston and Beyond

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Hyannis, Mass., April 22, 2024 – Centerville, Massachusetts native Dr. Damian Dupuy has come home to Cape Cod to practice as an interventional radiologist specializing in interventional oncology for Cape Cod Healthcare. Dr. Dupuy is known worldwide for his work in pioneering the successful use of Image Guided Tumor Ablation, (IGTA) which is clinically proven as a non-invasive means to treat certain cancers.

IGTA, which Dr. Dupuy performs at Cape Cod Hospital, is a technique which uses a computer tomography (CT) scan to guide a thin needlelike probe which then delivers heat, cold, or medication to destroy either cancerous or noncancerous tumors. Cancers successfully treated by IGTA include tumors of the lung, bone, kidney, adrenal gland, head and neck, and soft tissue.

Where heat is applied to destroy a tumor, radio frequency ablation (RFA) is delivered to the site. Where cold is applied, what is called cryoablation destroys the tumor. The probe can also deliver specially formulated medications with unprecedented precision so as to target the tumor while sparing adjacent tissues.

The IGTA technique employed by Dr. Dupuy is minimally invasive, reducing the risk of infection and long recuperative times associated with traditional surgery. IGTA is most often performed on an outpatient basis with simple IV sedation and can be repeated if necessary.

Depending on a patient’s needs, IGTA can be used alone, or in combination with conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. It provides an additional option in patients too frail to tolerate conventional therapies and has proven effective in shrinking tumors to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.

Fifteen percent of Dr. Dupuy’s patients travel to Cape Cod to receive his treatments. He has published over 200 articles on IGTA, has served as the principal investigator of two National Cancer Institute funded multicenter trials, and holds a seat on the International Consensus Panel, which establishes practice guidelines for procedures. Dr. Dupuy has trained over 150 medical professionals in IGTA technique and has delivered over 140 lectures worldwide.

Dr. Dupuy’s pioneering work with IGTA is an example of Cape Cod Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional and advanced care, utilizing the latest technology and physician expertise for the Cape Cod community and beyond.


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About Cape Cod Healthcare:

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 550 physicians, nearly 5,000 employees and 500 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare is comprised of two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), six urgent care centers, a primary and specialty care network, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health services and programs.

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