Monday, January 8, 2018

Doctors Develop New Form Of Radiation Treatment That May Reduce Or Eliminate Need For Surgery In Some Breast Cancer Patients.

The Baltimore Sun (1/8, Cohn) reports “doctors at the University of Maryland have developed a new form of radiation treatment,” delivered by a machine called the GammaPod, “that may reduce or eliminate the need for surgery to remove tumors in patients with early-stage breast cancer.” Physicians “said it will not only reduce the number of radiation treatments a patient may need but will zap the cancer so thoroughly that there may be nothing left for surgeons to tackle.” The GammaPod will be marketed by Xcision Medical System based in Columbia, a company created by university doctors, “and the technology could be costly,” the article suggests.

Author: Nicole Hardy

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