Doctors at UofL Health are the first in the state to use a new brain cancer radiation treatment called the gamma tile.
GT Medical Technologies’ GammaTile is a surgically targeted radiation therapy (STaRT) for brain tumors. GT Medical Technologies designed the GammaTile to provide immediate, dose-intense treatment at the completion of resection. The company says the therapy system can extend local recurrence-free survival with minimal complications to reduce patient burden and assure compliance.
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A once-discarded approach to radiation therapy for brain tumors has re-emerged as a solid secondary treatment for refractory disease. Surgically targeted radiation therapy (STaRT),a form of Cesium-131 brachytherapy, is now …
GT has a number of advantages. Unlike with traditional brachytherapy, the collagen tile provides a buffer around the radiation sources, allowing delivery of the optimal radiation dose while preserving healthy tissue.
A diagnosis of cancer is shocking for most people. But a diagnosis of brain cancer may carry additional fear when one considers these facts: no other cancer is as challenging to effectively treat as brain cancer, and the average five-year survival rate for people with malignant brain tumors is about 36%.
Fortunately, the availability of a novel treatment called GammaTile® Therapy is offering hope for people like 68-year-old Jane Finch Hall.
Saint Alphonsus doctors are now the first in the Northwest to use GammaTile–a radiation therapy treatment for brain tumors.
The FDA-cleared treatment surgically implants postage-stamp-sized tiles which provide radiation over the course of 33 days and then disintegrate.
Mayfield Brain & Spine’s Vincent DiNapoli, M.D., Ph.D. was the first surgeon in the eastern U.S. to perform surgery on recurrent brain tumors using a new radiation delivery technique called GammaTile Therapy. Now, he’s partnered with Oncology Hematology Care and Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health (where he’s also the director of the Brain Tumor Center) for a new study using GammaTile to treat newly diagnosed primary cancer that’s moved to the brain. DiNapoli explains how the treatment works.
Precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer treatment. Instead of using the same treatment for the same type of cancer, precision medicine tailors treatment to each individual. Precision medicine—also known as personalized medicine—takes into account someone’s genes, lifestyle and environment to find the most effective course of action for them.
A cancer patient at Henry Ford with a recurring brain tumor is the first person in Michigan to receive an implanted device as treatment.
41-year-old Thomas Groves II from St. Clair received surgically targeted radiation therapy called GammaTile Therapy. Groves said he hopes this can lead to a medical breakthrough ultimately helping many.