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Bye Bye Biopsy! Chemicals Diagnose Cancer

by Bevon Findley (SU)

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s believed close to 70 thousand Americans will be diagnosed with a cancerous or non-cancerous brain tumor this year. Even if they’re removed, there’s a chance the tumors could come back. Now, doctors are using a new way to figure out if a dangerous tumor is regrowing or if something else is going on in the brain.

CyberKnife Therapy Offers Benefits For Recurring GYN Cancers

by Bevon Findley (SU)

From: Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network
Robotic Cyberknife radiation therapy will likely expand the treatment options for patients whose gynecologic malignancies recur, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

A total of 50 patients with recurrent gynecologic (mainly ovarian and endometrial) cancers underwent Cyberknife treatment, which allows targeting of high doses of radiation to the tumor while largely sparing adjacent healthy tissue. In this case, patients received an 8-Gy treatment on each of 3 consecutive days.