Welcome to Rio Bravo Cancer Center

Our cutting-edge cancer therapies & treatment planning

Treatments for patients who have been diagnosed with various types of cancers.

The Breast Cancer Program at Rio Bravo Cancer Center provides a comprehensive and integrative approach to research, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.

The Lung Cancer Program at Rio Bravo Cancer Center provides a comprehensive and integrative approach to research, prevention, and treatment of lung cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Program at Rio Bravo Cancer Center provides a comprehensive and integrative approach to research, prevention, and treatment of prostate cancer.

Please help Dr. Jekwon Yeh support the 2018 American Cancer Society – Relay for Life Event in Bakersfield, CA.

Every year nearly 10,000 people come out to the relay event to support loved ones who are battling or have beat cancer. Dr. Yeh has been selected as a Power in Purple panel member and will be attending the event and speaking during the question session.

Some Treatments We Offer

Cutting-Edge Cancer Therapies

Our cutting edge cancer therapies are used to treat kidney cancer, breast cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, CNS cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer, just to name a few.

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Scientific Evidence Based Treatment

Our team of oncologists provides only the most innovative and proven cancer fighting radiation therapies as one part of an overall comprehensive cancer treatment program.

Technology to Minimize Side Effects

We are committed to delivering radiation only as long as healthy surrounding tissue remains undamaged.

Compassionate Care

Our team is devoted to providing a warm compassionate environment to allow our patients the best opportunity to heal.

Dr. Jekwon Yeh explains the breakthrough SpaceOAR hydrogel designed to minimize side effects from radiation therapy for prostate cancer treatment.

Meet Our Oncologists

Dr. Alexander Gaitanis

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Alexander Gaitanis is a board-certified Oncologist and Internal Medicine physician by the American Board of Medical Oncology and National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Thomas Jefferson University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Post- Baccalaureate degree in Bio-Medical Sciences followed by his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine residency. This was followed by an Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the University of Florida. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at the University of Tennessee Department of Medicine as an Internal Medicine physician between his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Gaitanis has received numerous awards during his educational and teaching career, including the Resident Research award, and is a published author in the field of cancer nanotechnology.

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Dr. Jekwon Yeh

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Jekwon Yeh, M.D. graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then earned his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. He received specialty training in Radiation Oncology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident.

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Dr. Jekwon Yeh talks about SpaceOAR: Cutting Edge Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer and Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Dr. Jekwon Yeh from Rio Bravo Cancer Center joined Channel 17 KGET news at Sunrise to talk about cutting edge advancements (SpaceOAR) to decrease side effects from radiation therapy for prostate cancer and a free prostate cancer screening event in conjunction with Foundation Laboratory.

Meet Our Oncologists

Dr. Jekwon Yeh

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Jekwon Yeh, M.D. graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then earned his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. He received specialty training in Radiation Oncology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident.

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Dr. Yeh Featured in the Bakersfield Life Magazine 2017 >

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