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Autor Thema: The first patient to undergo the new 10 minute radiation treatment.  (Gelesen 1026 mal)

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2:09pm January 16, 2015

Hopes new ‘single hit’ cancer treatment will deliver knockout punch

The first patient to undergo the new 10 minute radiation treatment. (Emily Rice, 9NEWS)

Cancer radiation treatment will be cut from two months of daily visits down to a single ten minute hit, if trials beginning today at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne are successful.

Patients with inoperable forms of lung and liver cancer, as well as those with hard-to-treat colorectal, kidney and prostate cancers will be the first to test the new treatment method.

Since 2010, an average of four cancer patients each week have been treated with a high-dose Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiation (SABR) Therapy.
The new 10 minute cancer treatment on offer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. (Emily Rice, 9NEWS)

The new 10 minute cancer treatment on offer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. (Emily Rice, 9NEWS)

A team of experts has combined mathematical modelling to determine how much radiation could be delivered to a patient by removing the laser's filter, and overriding default settings to deliver a much stronger beam.
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http://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/01/16/14/08/hopes-new-single-hit-cancer-treatment-will-deliver-knockout-punch



Why only 10 minutes? Because a hard beam is used. DEFAULT security settings are ignored and the beam is willfully used to REALLY DESTROY tissue. The word "ablative" indcates this.

The whole equipment is not new. Only the control software is changed and the filters are taken out. That is all.

Why are "Patients with inoperable forms of lung and liver cancer, as well as those with hard-to-treat colorectal, kidney and prostate cancers" "the first to test the new treatment method"? Because they have no time left. Instead of several weeks an immediate strong blow against the tumor is applied.

This treatment is really tough. Its use will be for OTHERWISE incurable cases. Why? Because it so strongly destroys tissue.

My guess is: The combination with other LOCALLY working methods will be the next step leading to more general application. If the power of the beam can be used to go through tissue WITHOUT harming it and and ONLY in the tumor to develop its destructive properties, we can destroy spread metastasized tumors. The cancer cells must be marked and "loaded" with chemicals, which then, under the beam will work with short distance effects, leaving the other tissue unaffected.
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