Since 1995, IRSA® has provided educational information on stereotactic radiosurgery for BRAIN TUMORS AND BRAIN DISORDERS
to governments, regulatory agencies, insurers and referring physicians. The Association in an independent organization that provides emotional support,
education and referrals for treatment to patients worldwide. IRSA® does not support or sponsor any hospital treating site or manufacturer. All information
is based on evidenced based research articles.
IRSA® recommends using technology that is made specifically to treat brain tumors and disorders where available.
Technology that treats body tumors and was not specifically for the brain, is usually less precise and accurate in treatment. Therefore, our physician advisors
recommend that each potential patient be evaluated on technology that was made for the brain.
IRSA® also recommends using a neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist when treating within the brain. Both physician should plan the target together, and both the
neurosurgeon and the radiation oncologist should approve the targeting plan within the brain. The neurosurgeon is educated in the anatomy of the brain and its critical
structures and is invaluable to the actual planning of the target within the brain. The radiation oncologist is educated in the amount of radiation that is appropriate, and
can assess the amount of previous radiation and provide guidance on the amount of radiation for the current treatment.
Our office staff can NOT provide medical or clinical information. We provide the phone number and the email of Centers of Excellence for your use. To receive valuable clinical information on your condition and whether
you can be treated with radiosurgery -- please go to the "Centers of Excellence" (click here to go directly to USA centers) and pick a center near you.
our website or call the center directly. You will receive information
from a nurse or clinical person that works in a radiosurgery center.
We do not collect email addresses through our website -- your privacy is assured.
How to contact us:
P.O. Box 5186
Harrisburg, PA. 17110 USA