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Doctors at Henry Ford Health System Treat Ovarian, Prostate, Lung, and Other Forms of Cancer Using Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Image-Guided Radiosurgery
Date:4/1/2009

Non-invasive treatments make it possible for some cancer patients to avoid the risks of surgery

DETROIT, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Feeling robust and energetic, Marianne Henn, 68, was on her way to Florida to escape the Michigan cold. She had completed a course of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for recurrent ovarian cancer just two days earlier, and her doctor, Kenneth Levin, MD, had no qualms about authorizing the trip.

"It thrilled me, that we could complete her treatment one day, and send her flying off to Florida two days later," said Dr. Levin, who is the director of radiation oncology at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, one of seven hospitals that comprise the Henry Ford Health System, one of the leading health care providers in the Midwest.

Using Novalis Tx(TM) technologies from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB, Dr. Levin delivered a course of image-guided SBRT, a form of non-invasive treatment that uses precisely-shaped radiation beams to target tumors from outside the body.

"Had we treated her with conventional surgery, we probably wouldn't have been able to remove the whole tumor, because it was already impinging on her pelvic bone," Dr. Levin said. "She'd have been hospitalized and required general anesthesia, exposed to all the risks of surgery such as pain, bleeding, and infection, and then she would have had to endure a period of recovery. We were able to avoid all that because we could offer her a specially-designed course of SBRT on Novalis Tx without ever making a single incision."

Dr. Levin's treatment for Ms. Henn included four weeks of conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) followed by an SBRT "boost." "The conventional IMRT treatments encompassed the tumor and a bit of the surrounding area, in order to make sure that we were targeting any outlying cancer cells that might have migrated a
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