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

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