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Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB to Showcase Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Non-Invasive Image-Guided Radiosurgery

... new non-invasive surgical device for eradicating inoperable lung cancer and other conditions is being ... that is most often prescribed for patients with inoperable lung tumors - suggest that SBRT can result in a better survival rate. Only 10-30 percent of inoperable lung cancer patients who receive conventional ...

Chemo Alone Effective in Treating Kids' Brain Tumors

... may be effective in treating children with inoperable or progressive low-grade glioma brain tumors, ... Radiation is often used to treat children with inoperable or progressive low-grade gliomas. While radiation ... that chemotherapy can be used to control inoperable or progressive low-grade gliomas in children, ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... data involving ALIMTA-based regimens in combination with radiation for inoperable stage IIIA/B NSCLC. Globally, lung cancer impacts more than 3 ... Followed by Pemetrexed Consolidation in Patients with Favorable-Prognosis inoperable Stage IIIA/B non-small cell Lung Cancer: Interim Safety Update ...

Promising Therapy for Prostate Cancer

... Experimental drug beat back inoperable cancer in two patients, study claims MONDAY, June 22 ... -- An experimental drug therapy appears to have helped destroy allegedly inoperable prostate cancer in two patients in a clinical trial. Use of the ...

New Treatment Option at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Provides Hope for Inoperable Tumors

... we are giving new hope to those whose tumors were previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable." According to Billups, The Sarah Cannon Cancer ... is ideal for treating both cancerous and benign tumors that are medically inoperable or surgically complex. According to a recent report published by the ...

New combination therapy safe, promising for melanoma patients

... of two different biotherapies may be beneficial for patients with inoperable melanoma, according to a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) ... and currently surgery is the only effective cure. For patients with inoperable disease, like those enrolled in this study, discovering a safe and ...

Woman's Abdominal Organs Removed in Unique Cancer Surgery

... the cancer, and then they reinserted the organs. Usually, this is an inoperable tumor, Dr. Andreas Tzakis, director of The Transplant Institute, said ... me," she said. She added: "I want the rest of the world to know that inoperable cancers can be operated on. Different cancer centers have different ...

New Jefferson trial to test radiation-emitting beads against advanced liver cancer

... has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for use in inoperable liver cancer. This is the first time that the particular technology, ... of Yttrium-90-containing beads (TheraSphere) was effective in treating inoperable liver cancer even in patients whose portal vein was blocked by tumor. The ...

10th CyberKnife System Installed at an HCA Hospital

... Cancer Center Network. "With this new image-guided robotic technology, we are giving new hope to those whose tumors were previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable." This installation marks HCA's ninth installation in the United States. HCA's first international installation took place in ...

Mayo researchers: Dramatic outcomes in prostate cancer study

... ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Two Mayo Clinic patients whose prostate cancer had been considered inoperable are now cancer free thanks in part to an experimental drug therapy that was used in combination with standardized hormone treatment and radiation ...

Inoperable Colon Cancer Responds to New Treatment

... among the first to use NeoPlas Innovation's new protocol. Nashville, Tenn. (Vocus) June 16, 2009 -- With an extensive, inoperable colon cancer and few options available, a Tennessee patient is seeing his cancer steadily regressing on a new outpatient treatment. Individuals ...

Next Generation CyberKnife Increases Patient Throughput at Philadelphia CyberKnife

... and the other 30 percent intracranial. The CyberKnife System enables clinicians to treat of a whole new group of patients including those with inoperable or surgically complex tumors or patients who were deemed medically inoperable. Treating this new population that couldn't traditionally be treated ...

Light Sciences Oncology Announces Results of Study on Immunotherapeutic Mechanism of Aptocine(TM), a Novel Light-Activated Drug Therapy for Cancer

... for publication: "A Phase 1/2 Safety and Efficacy Study of Intratumoral Light-Activated Drug Therapy Using Talaporfin Sodium in Patients with inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Abstract #e15684)" and "A Phase 2a Study of Light-Activated Talaporfin Sodium in Patients with Primary or Recurrent ...

Treating Untreatable Brain Tumors: FDA Approves New Laser Surgery

... and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in neurosurgery. The first applications of the technology are expected to be for the treatment of otherwise inoperable brain tumors . The AutoLITT System uses an MRI-guided laser probe, passed through a small bur hole in the skull, to deliver laser interstitial ...

Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

... world, but it is very common in Asia and the Far East where it is associated with endemic hepatitis. Most patients with liver cancer are deemed inoperable but with the development of this microwave equipment, literally thousands of patients worldwide could be offered curative treatment, even if they ...

NORD to Honor Rare Disease Pioneers

... and bringing to market Nexavar(R), a treatment option for patients with a form of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma, when the cancer is inoperable Baxter International Inc., for developing Ceprotin(R) for patients with life-threatening blood-clotting complications related to severe ...

Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions are Creating New Possibilities for the Most Challenging Cases of the Head And Body

... for optimum primary tumor control. Stereotactic Radiosurgery of the Spine While Gamma Knife(R) surgery was initially invented to treat inoperable cancers and disorders in the brain, now the kind of stereotactic treatment precision established by Elekta can be applied to extra-cranial tumors. ...

Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit cancer patients undergoing major operations

... had found that nutritional supplements containing one form of omega 3 fat, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), significantly reduced weight loss among inoperable cancer patients. The researchers hypothesised that a nutritional supplement rich in calories and a high dose of EPA would stem the debilitating ...

Radiofrequency treatment better than ethanol injection for small liver tumors

... A new review of four randomized controlled trials that directly compared two different treatments for small inoperable liver tumors has found that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) significantly improves patient survival compared to the standard therapy of percutaneous ...

American Heart Association 2008 Wrap-Up Report: Top Research Advances Include Studies That Influence Medical Care, Apply Science To 'Real World' Communities

... mortality, especially in the elderly and those with co-morbid conditions. Over the past 6 years, transcatheter valve implantation for patients with inoperable or very high-surgical-risk aortic stenosis has gradually improved, with increasing operator experience and a number of devices available and others ...

New Millennium CyberKnife in Brandon - Grand Opening Celebration on January 21, 2009 - Media Invited

... treatment, most return to normal duties almost immediately. We are proud and excited to offer this robotic surgery for cases otherwise considered inoperable or incurable. The CyberKnife uses a computer controlled robotic arm which directs a miniature linear accelerator that delivers hundreds of ...

Rhode Island Hospital first in US to treat kidney tumor with new device using electrical pulses

... PROVIDENCE, RI On Thursday, January 8, Rhode Island Hospital treated an inoperable kidney tumor using a new technology known as NanoKnife. Damian Dupuy, MD, director of ablation services at Rhode Island Hospital and a national ...

Non-Hormonal Therapies Aid Breast Cancer Patients

... This applies to women with metastatic or recurrent inoperable disease, report says TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last 35 years, non-hormonal treatments have improved overall survival ...

Fox Chase Cancer Center Purchases CyberKnife System

... System will enable Fox Chase to expand its radiation offerings to patients who may not have been able to tolerate other treatments or have medically inoperable tumors. The CyberKnife System uses its real-time tracking capabilities to deliver with sub-millimeter precision high doses of radiation to tumors, ...

Lung Cancer May Be Deadlier for Men

... is the major socioeconomic factor influencing outcomes, study finds THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely to die from inoperable non-small cell lung cancer than women, U.S. researchers report. In fact, gender is the most important factor influencing overall survival of ...

CoreValve Announces That More Than 1,800 High-Risk Patients Have Been Treated with its ReValving System for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (PAVR) : Highly encouraging registry data also presented at TCT 2008

... about 23% as measured by the logistical EuroScore. By contrast, the survival rate at one-month post-procedure follow-up for these high-risk and often inoperable octogenarian registry patients was about 90%. Quality of life improvement, as measured by the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional ...

First CyberKnife in Saudi Arabia to be Installed at Prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

... nature, the CyberKnife System can offer an alternative to patients who may not be able to tolerate other cancer treatments or who have medically inoperable tumors," said Mohammad Al Shabanah, M.D., head of Radiation Oncology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital. "CyberKnife radiosurgery delivers precise ...

Sherwood, Oregon Sailor, 78, Goes on Final Voyage

... April 27 minor surgery reveals inoperable pancreatic and spinal cancer SHERWOOD, Ore., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Hennie Page had finally settled into a quiet life at Avamere at Sherwood ...

Robotic Radiosurgery Course Yields Record Attendance

... in Baltimore, Md., highlighted the outcomes of 45 patients with pancreatic cancer whose prior surgery or prior radiation was unsuccessful or who were inoperable and who subsequently were treated with CyberKnife radiosurgery. The median overall survival time from diagnosis was 18.4 months with a local control ...

Potential viral therapy weapon for difficult cancers is safe and effective in study

... new finding may add to the growing arsenal of so called oncolytic viruses under development as novel cancer treatments, especially for difficult, inoperable tumors, according to a research led by Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and published April 24 in Molecular Therapy. Our study shows ...

Independent Survey Names CyberKnife(R) System Most Widely Used Extracranial Radiosurgery Technology

... discovering that they can address a wider variety of patients -- particularly those who want an alternative to surgery or have been diagnosed with inoperable tumors -- by offering radiosurgery treatments," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray. "As a result, ...

Missing Chromosome Improves Response to Brain Tumor Treatment

... actually helps people with a rare, aggressive brain tumor respond better to a new treatment, new findings show. Gliomatosis cerebri is a type of inoperable brain tumor that is difficult to diagnosis and has an extremely variable prognosis. A study of 25 people with the condition showed that those missing ...

Kidney cancer drug attacks a major type of acute myeloid leukemia

... known commercially as Nexavar and co-developed by Bayer AG and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, already is approved for advanced renal cell carcinoma and inoperable liver cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is being tested against other solid tumors. The drug targets both tumor cell growth and ...

YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2008 OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

... 2007, YM-USA received clearance from the FDA to initiate a 44-patient clinical trial in children with diffuse, intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable progressive brain cancer." "More recently our licensee in Europe, Oncoscience AG, recruited its first patients into a randomized Phase III trial in ...

'Re-plumbing' liver helps beat cancer

... within five weeks of their being given the new treatment. They survived for an average of two years. Normally around 90 per cent of people with inoperable secondary liver tumours die within eight months of being diagnosed. The results will be presented next month at the BioPartnering Europe symposium ...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

... People with inoperable kidney and liver tumours may rely on a new, non-surgical procedure called ... organs and scars. RFA has emerged as an alternative treatment for inoperable liver cancer, and has been shown to vaporize tumours as well as slow ...

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patient

... non- invasively treats cancers anywhere in the body, including previously inoperable tumors, with astounding accuracy and with little to no discomfort. As the ... benefits from the CyberKnife System are significant. It can be used for inoperable tumors, and the treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. CyberKnife ...

RF Ablation a Safe Alternative Option for Treating Lung Cancer

... Island Hospital study showed that RF ablation used to treat early-stage, inoperable cancer resulted in outcomes that were equal to or better than those ... patients who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided RF ablation for 189 inoperable lung cancers, including 116 primary lung cancers and 73 metastases to the ...

Modern Radiation Therapy ups Lung Cancer Survival

... healthy tissues. Between 1978 and 2003, 200 patients with medically inoperable stage I NSCLC were treated with radiation therapy alone. Eighty-five ... conformal radiation therapy improves outcomes for patients with medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer,' said Ritsuko Komaki, M.D. 'Patients ...
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