Maria C.E. Jacobs, M.D., leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She places top priority on quality patient care, medical excellence and helping her patients get the best possible radiation therapy treatment.
In her role as Director of Radiation Oncology at Mercy, Dr. Jacobs oversees all radiation therapy and radiotherapy services for the hospital. Dr. Maria Jacobs works in close collaboration with the cancer surgeons in The Breast Center at Mercy to coordinate post-surgical treatment for breast cancer patients.
Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT) is a state-of-the-art technology that allows patients to get treated in one single radiation therapy session – a notable advantage over the many multiple visits required prior to IORT. Patients are afforded other advantages because of the single session IORT treatment. Preservation of more healthy tissue and reduced side effects from the radiation are benefits many patients experience. Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Neil Friedman, Medical Director at The Breast Center, were the first team of doctors in the state of Maryland to use Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT).
Dr. Jacobs and her team of Radiation Oncology specialists also use TrueBeam™ technology for the delivery of targeted radiation. This safe, faster, more precise cancer treatment option represents an immense leap forward in the speed and accuracy in which the radiation can be delivered. Dr. Jacobs sees this as a decided advantage for most patients. Cancer cells are attacked by an aggressive beam of radiation while minimizing the impact on surrounding tissue.