Radiotherapy is a well established method for attacking tumors within the body. There are several techniques used to administer radiation to a lesion, but they all come with the risk of injuring nearby tissues and organs. Gamma beams and other directed high energy devices result in the exposure of all the tissues on the way…

A neurosurgeon at in Littleon, Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital is the first to ever use a new imaging device during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with Parkinson’s disease. During DBS, a surgeon implants electrodes in the brain to control tremor or other symptoms. DBS is also used in the treatments of…

Screening patients for early lung cancer can be made far more effective by using ancillary blood tests, new research suggests. “Screening by CT saves lives, reducing lung cancer mortality by at least 20%,” noted Stephen Lam, MD, chair, provincial lung tumor group at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada. However, a key issue…

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