Together: A Better Way To Fight Cancer
Thousands of patients trust their care to Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia. Founded in 1984 by renowned radiation oncologist Dr. Frank Critz, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia today is a center of excellence in radiation treatment for cancer. We use the latest radiation technology and meticulous research to treat men and women with different types of cancer including breast, prostate, lung, colon, lymphatic and many others. Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia is also home to the oldest and most successful prostate seed implant program in existence. We’re proud to say that our treatment for prostate cancer, ProstRcision®, has the world’s highest proven cure rate.
Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia is part of The US Oncology Network, a community of more than 1,400 affiliated physicians with expertise in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and other specialties. We believe local cancer care is better care. Practices in The Network deliver advanced integrated cancer care supported by a network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. The Network practices have more than 400 sites of care in over 25 states and treat over 850,000 patients annually. The Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, an industry leader in solutions that empower the community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care.
311 Philip Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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P: (770) 995-3000
F: (770) 995-1427
Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia began with one location in Conyers, Georgia, a quiet suburb of Atlanta. Over the years, we’ve branched out with offices throughout the metro Atlanta area. As we’ve expanded, our reputation has grown as well. Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia has become one of the country’s top cancer treatment and research facilities, especially in the area of prostate cancer.
We have treated more than 16,000 men for prostate cancer with ProstRcision. We have compiled our observations of these men, both before and after treatment, into one of the largest computerized databases on prostate cancer in the U.S. In addition, our doctors have written more than 80 peer-reviewed research papers on prostate cancer that have been published or presented at major medical meetings. Each year, thousands of patients from across the United States and around the globe come to us seeking a cure for their cancer.
Philip Shrake, MD
Philip Shrake, MD is board certified as a Radiation Oncologist by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Shrake has spent the last 18 years as a radiation oncologist at RCOG’s Gwinnett County Radiation Oncology Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has been practicing radiation oncology for more than 20 years. Dr. Shrake believes in providing quality, personalized cancer care in a community setting, and demonstrates that commitment daily in his patient care activities.
Dr. Shrake graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989, before spending time on a medical mission at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Swaziland. Afterwards, he returned to the U.S. and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Shrake worked in private practice in Kentucky and Texas before moving to Georgia and joining RCOG. “Gwinnett County Radiation Oncology Center provides patients in this area with access to the best cancer care available,” said Dr. Shrake. “I am delighted to be a member of a team fully committed to excellence in cancer treatment.”
Dr. Shrake is originally from Indiana. In his free time he enjoys tennis, golf and running.
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Chief Resident – University of Cincinnati
Transitional Residency: Transitional Resident, St. Vincent Hospital
Relief Physician: Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Swaziland, Southeast Africa
• American Board of Radiology
• Therapeutic Radiology
• American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
• American College of Radiation Oncology
• American Radium Society
• Gwinnett Medical Center
• Eastside Medical Center
• Northside, Dekalb Medical Center
• Rockdale County Medical Center
• Newton County Medical Center
• Gwinnett Medical Center Cancer Committee
• Gwinnett Medical Center Lung Cancer Leadership Committee
• First Study Ever to Analyze 25 years of Data after Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients
Georgia Physicians’ Study Published in the Journal of Urology
F.A. Critz, J.B. Benton, P.D. Shrake, M.L. Merlin
• Cigarette Smoking Does Not Affect Treatment Results of Simultaneous Irradiation For Prostate Cancer
J.B. Benton, F.A. Critz, A.K. Levinson, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake. ASCO Proceedings, 22:444, 2003.
• Patient Age Related To Prostate Specific Antigen Bound By Recursive Partitioning Analysis After Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer
F.A. Critz, J.B. Benton, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake, A. Ciampi, A. Couturier. ASCO Proceedings, 22:438, 2003.
• Pretreatment Erectile Function Of Men Who Underwent Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer
F.J. Schnell, F.A. Critz, J.B. Benton, P.D. Shrake. ASCO Proceedings, 22:444, 2003.
• Prostate Specific Antigen Nadir After Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer Correlates With Prognosis of Men Who Recur
Frank A. Critz, A. Keith Levinson, James B. Benton, Frederick J. Schnell, and Philip D. Shrake. J Urol 169 (supplement):179, 2003.
• A Standard Definition of Disease Freedom is Needed for Prostate Cancer
F. Critz, J. Benton, F. Schnell, P. Shrake. American Brachytherapy Society Meeting. ABS Proceedings, 1:57, 2001.
• Acute and Late Morbidity Following Simultaneous Irradiation for Prostate Cancer
F.A. Critz, K. Levinson, F. Schnell, J. Benton, P. Shrake. ASCO Proceedings, 20:189a, 2001.
• Disease Free Survival Rates Following Irradiation of Prostate Cancer According to Age
J.B. Benton, F.A. Critz, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake. ASCO Proceedings, 21:167B, 2002.
• Sexual Function Following Simultaneous Irradiation for Prostate Cancer
F.A Critz, J.B. Benton, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake. ASCO Proceedings, 21:188a, 2002.
• Ten-Year Disease Free Survival Rate Calculated With PSA Cutpoint 0.2 ng/ml In Men After Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer
F.A. Critz, A. Keith Levinson, J. B. Benton, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake. J Urol 169 (supplement):181, 2003.
• Treatment of Gleason Score 7 Prostate Cancer with I-125 Implant Followed by External Beam Radiotherapy
J. Benton, F.A. Critz, K. Levinson, V. Griffin. ASCO Proceedings, 18:317a, 1999.
• Young Men with Prostate Cancer Treated by Simultaneous Radiotherapy
A. A. Sheikh, F.A. Critz, A.K. Levinson, J.B. Benton, F. Schnell, P. Shrake, L.S. Maxa. ASCO Proceedings, 19:227a, 2000.
• Urinary Obstruction Following Brachytherapy Treatment of Prostate Cancer
F.A. Critz, A.A. Sheikh, P.D. Shrake, A.D. Levinson, J.B. Benton. ASCO Proceedings, 19:376a , 2000.
• Obstructive Uropathy Following Simultaneous Irradiation For Prostate Cancer Measured By A Longitudinal Study of The American Urological Association Symptom Index For Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
F.A. Critz, A. Keith Levinson, James B. Benton, F.J. Schnell, Philip D. Shrake. ABS Proceedings, 2:67, 2003.
• Postirradiation Prostatitis: A Previously Unrecognized Syndrome Following Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer
F.A. Critz, A.K. Levinson, J.B. Benton, F.J. Schnell, P.D. Shrake. ABS Proceedings, 2:66, 2003.
- Cone Beam CT
- Eclipse Treatment Planning System
- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
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