Bioscience

Radiation device allows for targeted breast radiation to control cancer

July 13, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – A new study of breast cancer patients at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center and the Arizona Oncology Services shows that after almost two years, the radiation given with the Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI™) controls the rate of cancer and may reduce the complications seen with alternate types of brachytherapy.

This study also demonstrates the accuracy and flexibility of the device to maximize the dose to the target tissue and minimize the exposure of healthy surrounding tissue and organs.

For more information: Radiation Device Allows for Targeted Breast Radiation to Control Cancer, Study Finds