Louisville CyberKnife Highlights Achievements in Lung Cancer Treatment

 

This month Louisville CyberKnife completes its first year of operations at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The center opened last fall as the first program to offer stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology in Kentuckiana and the second in the state of Kentucky. The availability of this treatment has been particularly important for […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Highlights Benefits of Brown Cancer Center Partnership, Prostate Cancer Treatment Advancements

 

Louisville CyberKnife will soon mark a milestone with the treatment of more than 100 patients in its first year of operation. The center opened last year through a partnership with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center to offer noninvasive stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology.

As a partner of the Brown Cancer Center, Louisville CyberKnife is part of the KentuckyOne Health network, which allows the center’s physicians to employ a multidisciplinary approach to patient care by collaborating with doctors across specialties, including radiation oncologists, surgeons and medical physicists to determine the best method of treatment for cancer patients.

“This type of collaboration gives patients access to multiple cancer specialists with a broad range of expertise,” said Louisville CyberKnife medical director Dr. Shiao Woo. “We strive to offer the best options for each specific patient and allow for open communication between doctors and patients.”

 

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends CT Lung Cancer Screening

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. Though still pending finalization, the recommendation applies to current and heavy smokers between 55 and 79 and could be a huge step in diagnosing high-risk patients sooner. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Reports on Lung Cancer Prevalence in Kentucky, Provides Noninvasive Treatment Option

 

Lung cancer incidence and mortality rates in Kentucky rank highest in the nation, The American Cancer Society reports. Men make up the majority of these cases as the disease kills more men in Kentucky than prostate cancer, colon cancer and pancreatic cancer combined.

Louisville CyberKnife joins a national effort during Men’s Health Month to promote early detection and treatment of disease and raise awareness of common preventable male health issues.

For Kentuckiana men facing a lung cancer diagnosis, treatment can be found close to home. Louisville CyberKnife treats tumors with a nonsurgical procedure called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using CyberKnife® technology. During the procedure, the CyberKnife delivers highly focused beams of radiation to tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy.

 

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Hospital Partner Spotlight: James Graham Brown Cancer Center

 

Home of the first nationally accredited radiation oncology program in Louisville, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville is committed to curing cancer through clinical and research programs. It works to generate new knowledge and more effective methods of care, while treating patients with compassion and respect. The center provides high-quality […]

 

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Spotlight On: Lung Cancer Treatment

 

The American Cancer Society estimates lung cancer will be detected in nearly 220,000 people this year. The disease, ranked as the most common cancer diagnosis worldwide, kills more people annually than breast, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. While surgery or external-beam radiation therapy is considered a standard treatment for lung cancer, patients who are in […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Radiation Oncologists on WHAS Great Day Live

 

Louisville CyberKnife radiation oncologists Dr. Moataz El-Ghamry and Dr. Neal Dunlap explain the benefits of CyberKnife® treatment for prostate and lung cancer on WHAS-TV’s “Great Day Live.”

 

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Lung Cancer Awareness Important for Prevention, Early Detection

 

As the second-most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer this year, accounting for more victims than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. In recognition of National Lung […]

 

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