nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

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RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by PhilipJax on Sun Feb 10, 2019 04:58 AM

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Defining Cyberknife & Its Value

          The CyberKnife System is a brand-name radiation therapy device manufactured by Accuray Incorporated.  It is a linear accelerator (linac) which emits high energy X-rays in a process usually referred to as "X-ray therapy" or "photon therapy."
          When the Cyberknife is used to treat Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders (like brain tumors), its therapy is called “Stereotactic RadioSurgery” (SRS).  When used outside the CNS, its therapy is called “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy” (SBRT).
          I have addressed SBRT and its benefits (and inconsistent benefits) many times – in my recent 2019 review of the ASCO GI Symposium, in my reviews of the two 2018 ASCO conferences and in research reviews when significant reports are issued.
          Some of the research, upon which I report, assesses the outcomes of thousands of patients.
          If radiation therapy is to be used, there is an advantage to PROTON Beam Therapy, which is not the same as PHOTON Xray therapy.  The Proton’s Bragg peak phenomenon spares healthy tissue from debilitating adverse events, which events might irreversibly delay continued therapy.  Two proton centers in the USA specialize in pancreatic cancer.
          Of course anyone can examine SBRT outcomes by careful use of PubMed.
         PhilipJax

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by Terric on Mon Feb 11, 2019 05:25 AM

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Can you say which two centers specialize in proton therapy for pancreatic cancer?

Thank you.

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by PhilipJax on Mon Feb 11, 2019 01:30 PM

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Where to Get Therapy Guidance
Get Answers at pancreatic.altervista.org

Terrie & Everyone
          You will find the names of pancreatic Proton centers within the Decision Guide at my website.  Within the Guide you will also find detailed information on all therapies regardless of cancer stage, and links to best Care Management practices.
          Proton therapy is not necessarily more EFFECTIVE than Photon therapy, although there is some indication of that.  Proton Therapy’s main ADVANTAGE is the prevention of collateral damage, which, in the case of Photon Xray therapy, can include pancreatitis, ulceration, enteritis, gut obstruction and ascites – all of which risk fatal therapy delays.
          The website is here.  After several days of careful study the reader will be up to speed.
pancreatic.altervista.org /" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://pancreatic.altervista.org /
         PhilipJax

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by londongirl12345 on Mon Mar 04, 2019 02:59 PM

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone used Nanoknife to treat liver mets and if so, with who and where?

Also looking for any info on radioembolization / chemoembolization for liver mets - specialists and centers in Europe / USA.

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by Georginamhall on Mon Mar 04, 2019 06:51 PM

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On Mar 04, 2019 2:59 PM londongirl12345 wrote:

Hi everyone,

Has anyone used Nanoknife to treat liver mets and if so, with who and where?

Also looking for any info on radioembolization / chemoembolization for liver mets - specialists and centers in Europe / USA.

Hi,

The Nanoknife Surgery Warriors facebook page is also a good place to ask re liver mets. Best wishes

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by londongirl12345 on Tue Mar 05, 2019 01:31 PM

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Thanks! I've joined the group.

Any further info would be appreciated! X

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by MaryC19 on Fri Apr 12, 2019 03:17 PM

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On Feb 25, 2018 9:14 PM Barbara19 wrote:

@PhilipJax Can NANOKNIFE be accomplished if SBRT fidicuals are already in place? My bro didn’t have SBRT .. markers were placed for a clinical trial that he was subsequently deemed not eligible for. We are here in Miami & went to see Dr DONOWAY last week. PET SCAN shows no Mets outside of pancreas Malignant ASCITES under control. He is eligible for IRE Dr
Hello, I would like to know how things went with DR Donoway and your brother my husband has been to see him and is considering his Nanoknife surgery. We are considering a consultation with FU Orlando Hospital also uses the Nanoknife. Did he go to Adventura Hospital? Any complications? I understand from Dr Donoway the cost of the Nanoknife is not covered by insurance however other places find ways of getting the procedure covered? Thank you!

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by MaryC19 on Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 PM

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Thanks also for the referral to the FB site

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by londongirl12345 on Mon Jun 17, 2019 09:42 AM

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On Apr 12, 2019 3:17 PM MaryC19 wrote:

On Feb 25, 2018 9:14 PM Barbara19 wrote:

@PhilipJax Can NANOKNIFE be accomplished if SBRT fidicuals are already in place? My bro didn’t have SBRT .. markers were placed for a clinical trial that he was subsequently deemed not eligible for. We are here in Miami & went to see Dr DONOWAY last week. PET SCAN shows no Mets outside of pancreas Malignant ASCITES under control. He is eligible for IRE Dr
Hello, I would like to know how things went with DR Donoway and your brother my husband has been to see him and is considering his Nanoknife surgery. We are considering a consultation with FU Orlando Hospital also uses the Nanoknife. Did he go to Adventura Hospital? Any complications? I understand from Dr Donoway the cost of the Nanoknife is not covered by insurance however other places find ways of getting the procedure covered? Thank you!

Hi Mary,

I hope you and your husband are doing okay.

I wanted to ask how your appointment went with Dr Donoway? Did you go through with the procedure with him? I am considering the same for my boyfriend.

Please do let me know,

Holly

RE: nanoknife IRE for pancreatic cancer

by londongirl12345 on Mon Jun 17, 2019 09:44 AM

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Any info on Dr Donoway from anyone here would be very much appreciated! X

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