• Poking holes in Tumors

    Asked by CAS1 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Poking holes in Tumors

    New Treatment Pokes Holes in Tumors, Literally

    A new, minimally invasive procedure uses electrical pulses to target and destroy cancerous tumors, without hurting neighboring tissue, researchers announce.

    By Brett Spiegel, Everyday Health Staff Writer

    MONDAY, April 15, 2013 — There's a new treatment in town — one that will tear through cancerous tumors without damaging healthy tissue — or at least that's the claim of research presented yesterday at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

    Irreversible electroporation, or IRE, allows physicians to attack tumors with electrical pulses delivered via thin, "minimally invasive" needles placed on the tumors. “Using the least-invasive treatments available, interventional radiologists are able to destroy entire tumors with a needle and image guidance,” said lead author Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD, interventional radiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York,

    2 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      You always find interesting articles. Thanks for sharing them.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Thanks Greg, I figure if I am hunting the internet all day anyway I want to share what I find. I sincerly want in all my heart to help someone find an answer that could help them.

      I hope people will print this and take it to their Doctor and say..Why not me for this treatment?

      over 3 years ago

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