Navigation Links
Spinal Cancer Patient Finds New Hope at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Date:6/22/2009

Doctors Now Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology to Deliver Highly-Accurate Image-Guided Radiosurgery for Hard-to-Reach Tumors

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Karen Fry, 60, an administrator at UC Santa Cruz, was running out of options in her battle against metastatic breast cancer. A new tumor located in the sacrum, or upper part of the pelvis, was causing intense pain that was spreading and interfering with her ability to walk. Fry turned to a team of doctors at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), who are now using the Novalis Tx(TM) platform from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB to attack tumors with precisely-shaped high-energy X-ray beams.

Before arriving at PAMF, Fry received conventional radiation therapy treatments for the new tumor at another facility. This precluded re-treatment of the area with conventional radiation techniques. "They were worried about causing irrevocable damage to the spinal nerves and other organs like my bladder and bowel," Fry said. To finish the job, Fry's doctor referred her to PAMF, because Novalis Tx can accurately target a tumor while minimizing exposure of tissues and organs only a few millimeters away.

"My situation was very serious," said Fry. "The organs around the tumor couldn't tolerate any more radiation, and so the treatments had to be focused very precisely. Honestly, this felt like my last shot at being treated. But as they were describing what Novalis Tx can do, the clinicians at PAMF projected a positive, can-do attitude that really helped to restore my hopes for a positive outcome."

Fry's treatment was completed over a five-day period, in daily sessions that each took only about 20 minutes to complete. "After the first four sessions, I felt well enough to go back to work," added Fry. "On the last day of treatment, which fell on a Saturday, I left the center and was able to go on with my usual weekend activities."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
2. Summit on Spinal Muscular Atrophy
3. New Low-Back Pain Guidelines Should Encourage Patients to Utilize Spinal Manipulation
4. Pioneer Surgical Technology Hires New Spinal Franchise Manager
5. Video: Kyphon Supports World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2007 to Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture Risk
6. Mayo Clinic clarifies diagnosis for serious blood vessel disease of brain and spinal cord
7. Spinal cord injury expert to be honored by research foundation
8. ArthroCare Releases New SpineWand(R) for Less Invasive Spinal Surgeries
9. Engineers developing new cements to heal spinal fractures
10. Polyanalgesic Consensus Panels New Treatment Guidelines Via Intraspinal Infusion for Severe Chronic Pain
11. Jefferson researchers find stem cells in degenerating spinal discs, potential for repair
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Today Zane Benefits, ... small businesses, announced their new on demand webinar ... Employer-Provided Health Insurance. , According to ... financial risk facing most American families. It is ... and large, when it comes to recruiting and ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, a successful wedding dress shop, has ... in order to prepare for the wedding season. All ... off. , UWDress.com is a reliable company that has ... the new items -- formal wedding guest attire. This new ... including superstar and princess. As one of the leading companies ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... Goods Administration (TGA) approved it for use “as ... approved and listed within the Therapeutic Goods (Listing) ... , Kyowa Hakko’s Setria® Glutathione will be ... biotech specialist that sources and imports fine chemicals ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 22, 2014 "My friend went ... caused by the machine," said an inventor from Cambria ... to go back a second time because the first ... , She developed the patent-pending MAMO EASY to offer ... The design saves the patient from the pain normally ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... York (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 Lipitor ... behalf of patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes ... the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District ... According to court documents, the litigation will convene its ... The Court has directed Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Zane Benefits, Inc. Announces New Webinar on The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Now Available On-Demand! 2Health News:Formal Wedding Guest Attire Added to UWDress.com 2Health News:Setria® Glutathione Now Available in Australia 2Health News:Setria® Glutathione Now Available in Australia 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3
... finds people who participated in a cardiac-rehab program after a ... as those of the same age and sex who had ... of the deaths that occurred among patients in their study ... ,The investigation involved about 1,800 patients. Nearly 60 percent ...
... low-glycemic index diet can lead to weight loss, reduced ... and cardiovascular disease. In low-GI foods, carbohydrates are low ... include white bread, refined breakfast cereals and concentrated sugars, ... to high levels. Carbs that release sugar more slowly ...
... A new study shows consuming foods or supplements containing the ... way to avoid Alzheimer’s disease // even if you carry ... the study researchers first bred mice to carry the gene ... Initially various environmental factors affecting the symptoms were studied but ...
... at an increased risk of dying from heart disease. ... more traits of metabolic syndrome have a 3.5-times higher ... syndrome is a group of metabolic risk factors including ... disorders, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, and high-normal blood ...
... Mental decline usually associated with age, might affect women ... according to a recent study .// ,The ... worse cognitive performance and are at an increased risk ... cognitive impairment among women with pre-diabetes or diabetes was ...
... the number of Americans living with high blood pressure has ... pressure is defined // as having blood pressure of 140/90 ... their doctors at least twice that their blood pressure is ... ,However researchers say the study did not examine the reasons ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:11/21/2014)... N.J. , Nov. 21, 2014  PTC Therapeutics, Inc. ... the 2014 Legend of Technology Award for Vision, Innovation, and ... Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. This award recognizes an individual who ... New Jersey for several decades. ... Technology Award," stated Stuart Peltz , Ph.D., CEO of ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... and MELVILLE, N.Y. , Nov. 21, ... ), one of the world,s largest health care services ... ), the world,s largest provider of health care products ... practitioners, today announced that the companies have entered into ... most comprehensive service and product offerings to office-based medical ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) ... Officer, will be presenting at the 26 th Annual ... in New York . The formal presentation ... ET. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Jorgen B. Hansen ... meetings during the day. An audio webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Announces CEO, Dr. Stuart Peltz Recipient of The New Jersey Technology Council's 2014 Legend of Technology Award 2PTC Therapeutics Announces CEO, Dr. Stuart Peltz Recipient of The New Jersey Technology Council's 2014 Legend of Technology Award 3Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 2Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 3Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 4Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 5
... Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical,Research & Development, ... demonstrate doripenem (DORIBAX(TM), doripenem for injection), a,carbapenem ... in vitro against certain,strains of Enterobacteriaceae, including ... Enterobacteriaceae is a large group of ...
... annual ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, D.C., WASHINGTON, ... nail,fungus, NB-002, has demonstrated a new topical approach ... diffusing through the skin that,surrounds the entire nail ... The data represent a unique approach to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Data Show In Vitro Potency of Doripenem Against Resistant Bacteria 2New Data Show In Vitro Potency of Doripenem Against Resistant Bacteria 3New Data Show In Vitro Potency of Doripenem Against Resistant Bacteria 4New Data Show In Vitro Potency of Doripenem Against Resistant Bacteria 5NanoBio Demonstrates New Topical Approach to Treating Nail Fungus That Circumvents Problems with Current Therapy 2NanoBio Demonstrates New Topical Approach to Treating Nail Fungus That Circumvents Problems with Current Therapy 3
The Gizmo male external catheter is a latex catheter that uses a single-sided adhesive strip....
... The Mentor Freedom Pak Seven ... packaged week's supply of Freedom ... kit all 100% latex-free ... wipes for your convenience and ...
Clear Advantage® is a premium 100% latex-free, self-adhering, one-piece catheter designed for maximum wear. It features aloe in the adhesive, and a kink-resistant nozzle designed to eliminate blo...
... all-silicone non-adhesive male external catheter is ... latex-related allergic reactions. It is designed ... change external catheters several times a ... catheter comes with an adjustable strap ...
Medicine Products: