GT Medical Technologies: Pioneering a New Paradigm for Brain Tumor Radiotherapy
GT Medical Technologies’ implant delivers radiation therapy directly to the bed of an excised brain tumor—a potential game-changer for people with highly proliferative, hard-to-treat tumors such as glioblastomas. Its GammaTile Therapy is now in use at 75 US hospitals and the firm has raised $26 million over the past three years—not bad for a company that launched its flagship product at the height of the pandemic.
Bridging Surgical Treatment and Chemoradiation for Glioblastoma Patients
GT Medical announced the first participant enrolled in the GammaTile Enhanced Stupp ALTernative (GESTALT) trial. While this trial is still in its infancy, if the results are favorable, it may influence protocols for treating glioblastomas (GBMs) and bridge the gap between surgery and chemoradiation.
Doctors at UofL Health first in the state to use GammaTile Therapy
Doctors at UofL Health are the first in the state to use a new brain cancer radiation treatment called the gamma tile.
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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.
Glioblastoma Awareness Day
Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day
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Second-Line Treatments Expanding for Recurrent Brain Cancers
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 …
Collagen ‘Tile’ Delivers Postsurgical Radiation in Glioblastoma
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.
Novel Therapy Uses Radioactive Seeds to Treat Brain Tumors
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 First in the Northwest to Use New Radiation Cancer Treatment
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.