Navigation Links
New tumor tracking technique may improve outcomes for lung cancer patients
Date:11/19/2012

>

Respiratory and cardiac motions have been found to displace and deform tumors in the lung and other organs. Because of this, radiation oncologists must expand the margin during radiotherapy, and consequently a large volume of healthy tissue is irradiated, and critical organs adjacent to the tumor are sometimes difficult to spare.

In an effort to shrink that margin, Jefferson researchers developed a new, robotic technique that better tracks tumor motion to deliver more precise radiation.

Here, the researchers applied a new control system (software and hardware) and robotic technology to existing treatment couches used for radiation therapy to determine the tracking technology's feasibility in a clinical setting.

They found the technology can be integrated onto treatment couches and validated the tumor tracking system capabilities to follow desired trajectories. When the active tracking system was applied, irradiated planning target volume (the area set for treatment) was 20 to 30 percent less for medium size tumors and more than 50 percent for small size tumors.

"The use of tumor tracking technology during radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer would result in significant reduction in dose to critical organs and tissue, potentially decreasing the probability or severity of side effects, and thus improving cancer treatments," Dr. Yu said.

Based on these results, it can be hypothesized that clinical implementation of real-time tracking is feasible for achieving potentially improved patient outcome.

"With this new technique, it shrinks the margin, and radiation oncologists would be able to administer more radiation and faster to the tumor than conventional methods," said Adam P. Dicker, M.D, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. "And a
'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Graff
stephen.graff@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study offers clues to cause of kids brain tumors
2. Cancer therapy -- Nanokey opens tumors to attack
3. For brain tumors, origins matter
4. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers identify novel metabolic programs driving aggressive brain tumors
5. New targeted therapy for advanced prostate cancer shows anti-tumor activity in clinical trials
6. New monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in advanced solid tumors in phase I clinical trial
7. Laser-light testing of breast tumor fiber patterns helps show whose cancer is spreading
8. IU researchers report first effective treatment of tumors arising from common genetic disease NF1
9. Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
10. Socioeconomic disadvantage linked to breast cancer tumor disparity
11. Minorities most likely to have aggressive tumors, less likely to get radiation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Top nutritional supplement provider ... its Quality Control and Assurance Department. As the company ... additional, highly-qualified quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) ... which IQ Formulations has become known. , ... decades of stellar experience and qualifications to their new ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... SingaporeA*STAR,s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) has entered into ... pharmaceutical company, Roche, to identify novel drug candidates ... partnership brings together BTI,s capabilities in novel antibody ... (mAbs) therapeutics, opening up the possibility of ... death worldwide. , The collaboration makes use ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals ... MARKETS , the global synthetic biology market is ... 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate ... fastest growing segment, with anticipated $9.7 billion in ... the pharmaceutical/diagnostics, chemical, energy, and agricultural industries compose ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Botanica Day Spa announced last month ... held at the day spa in down town Clearwater, ... and other refreshments will be served as clients are ... beauty products and great deals on spa services, ... , Dermaplaning (also known as “facial shaving”) is a ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow ... types of dementia, a new study suggests. Better ... said. "These preliminary results indicate that improved vision ... dementia and their loved ones, both visual and non-visual," ... and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Ohio. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Leading Health Supplement Company IQ Formulations Expands Quality Control and Assurance Department 2Health News:A*STAR partners Roche to develop new cancer therapeutics 2Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 3Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 2Health News:Botanica Day Spa to Feature Dermaplaning at Upcoming Open House 3Health News:Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says 2
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 13 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Gower, the company,s chairman and chief executive officer, is scheduled ... Securities Research Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 20th ... the subsequent archived recording, log on to www.rigel.com . ...
... Science Olympiad to Emphasize the Importance of Fueling Body ... you find America,s brightest young minds launching rockets, crashing ... are part of the 25th annual Science Olympiad National ... first time, the incredible edible egg, on behalf of ...
... Gastroenterologist Offers Tips for Treatment , ... San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) May ... (AGE) affect Americans each year, according to eMedicine from WebMD. ... a viral, bacterial or parasitic infection. Victims are usually hit by ...
... medical search engine will debut on 16 May 2009 at the ... , ... Budapest, Hungary (PRWEB) May 13, 2009 -- Existing ... information to consumers. WebLib CEO Endre Jofoldi notes that "the goal ...
... ( BOVESPA: AMIL3, Bloomberg: AMIL3 BZ and Reuters: AMIL3.SA ... its results for the first quarter of 2009. ... stood at 3.11 million, 9.7% up on the 1Q08 ... 4Q08.Adjusted Operating Revenues totaled R$ 1,131 million in ...
... Adding B vitamin to grain products cut congenital heart defects ... -- Since the mandatory addition of folic acid to flour, ... than a decade ago, fewer babies have been born with ... of vitamin B, has been shown to reduce neural tube ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:America's Top Young Scientists to Receive Scholarships for Winning Eggs-Periments 2Health News:America's Top Young Scientists to Receive Scholarships for Winning Eggs-Periments 3Health News:America's Top Young Scientists to Receive Scholarships for Winning Eggs-Periments 4Health News:When Stomach Flu Strikes, Work With, Not Against, Body's Natural Defenses 2Health News:Amilpar - Revenue Increases 13.4% and Medical Loss Ratio Falls in the First Quarter 2009 2Health News:Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... it has filed a premerger notification under the ... the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) relating to ... About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ... VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014 Synthetic ... technology partnership with global bioengineering leader DNA2.0, ... for quick-to-market products. The integration ... machine learning optimization technologies, such as ProteinGPS™ ... process of engineering proteins in the Pareto ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014  Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it will ... Mylan for equity ownership of a newly formed entity ... Abbott,s developed markets pharmaceuticals business, and will ... of approximately $5.3 billion based on Mylan,s closing stock ... business generated approximately $2 billion in sales in 2013. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Submits HSR Filing Relating To Proposed Acquisition Of Allergan 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Submits HSR Filing Relating To Proposed Acquisition Of Allergan 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Submits HSR Filing Relating To Proposed Acquisition Of Allergan 4Valeant Pharmaceuticals Submits HSR Filing Relating To Proposed Acquisition Of Allergan 5Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 2Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 3Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 2Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 3Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 4Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 5Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 6Abbott to Sell its Developed Markets Branded Generics Pharmaceuticals Business to Mylan 7
... /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA ), ... it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with ... December 31, 2010 on April 22, 2011.  The Annual Report ... The Company will provide a hard copy of ...
... The following release is being issued by law ... Feldman & Pinto: According to two new ... Medical Journal, Bayer,s birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, ... triple the risk of serious blood clots (known as ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sinovac Files Annual Report on Form 20-F 2
Sheath Introducers with guidewires....
... design, utilizing an advanced cobalt-based ... stainless steel stents. This stronger ... for unparalleled flexibility plus optimal ... Stent Systemwith thin struts that ...
... Catheter provides support to enhance the ... adverse conditions. It gives you dependable ... your destination in cardiac interventions. It ... of clinical situations and the most ...
... Xtra, and Maximum ACT introducers represent ... specialty hemostasis introducers in the world. ... hemostasis introducers for use in interventional ... angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, temporary pacing, endomyocardial ...
Medicine Products: