National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a […]

 

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Shiao Woo, M.D. Named President of the MD Anderson Radiation Oncology Gilbert H. Fletcher Society

 

Shiao Woo, M.D., M.B.B.S, F.A.C.R., Medical Director at Louisville CyberKnife, was recently named president of the MD Anderson Radiation Oncology Gilbert H. Fletcher Society. The MD Anderson Radiation Oncology Gilbert H. Fletcher Society honors Dr. Gilbert H. Fletcher, a radiation oncologist recognized for his contributions to the field of radiation oncology.  The society was established […]

 

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Dr. Dragun and Dr. Gurka Talk about CyberKnife as an Alternative to Surgery on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live

 

Research Shows Metastatic Brain Tumor Patients Under 50 Have Improved Survival Rates with Stereotactic Radiosurgery Data from a study recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology indicates that patients under 50 with limited metastatic brain tumors should receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) for chances of improved survival. Researchers analyzed […]

 

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National Women’s Health Week: 2015 ACS Women’s Cancer Statistics

 

May 10-16 is National Women’s Health Week, a time to empower women of all ages to make their health a priority and to increase efforts to educate women on ways to improve their health. In recognition of this national health observation, we’re highlighting a few 2015 women’s cancer facts from the American Cancer Society below: […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: The Role of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

 

May marks the observance of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Louisville CyberKnife joins these efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors and treatment options. Brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used widely as secondary treatment following surgery, and both therapies […]

 

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Presentation: CyberKnife Treatment for Brain Tumors

 

If you or a loved one is considering CyberKnife® treatment for a brain tumor diagnosis, the presentation below includes useful information about the disease and CyberKnife technology that you may find helpful as you make your treatment decision. For more information about how Louisville CyberKnife treats benign and malignant brain tumors with CyberKnife, contact our center […]

 

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New Research Supports CyberKnife for Neurological Disease Treatment

 

Two studies recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) reinforced the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for neurological diseases, using the CyberKnife® system. Dr. Alfredo Conti from the University Hospital of Messina in Italy used CyberKnife in one study to treat perioptic meningioma, a type of benign tumor […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment Overview: SRS for Glioblastomas

 

Glioblastomas are a type of brain tumor that can develop from astrocytes, cells that make up the supportive tissue of the brain. Usually highly malignant, glioblastomas can reproduce quickly and invade and live within normal brain tissue. Treatment options for glioblastomas can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Louisville CyberKnife treats glioblastomas and other brain tumors […]

 

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When Lung Cancer Spreads to the Brain: Rhonda’s Story

 

Louisville CyberKnife recently treated metastatic lung cancer patient Rhonda R. using CyberKnife® technology. Read her story to find out more about her patient experience at our center: Though Rhonda R. took her lung cancer diagnosis in stride, she wasn’€™t ready for the news that it had spread. Rhonda thought her treatment was complete after undergoing surgery […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Commemorates 20 Years of CyberKnife Technology

 

Louisville CyberKnife is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CyberKnife® technology in 2014. Dr. John Adler developed the original prototype in 1994 at Stanford with the goal of treating tumors throughout the body with radiosurgery, a treatment that at the time was restricted to head and neck tumors. Officially approved by the U.S. Food […]

 

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