Mayfield Brain & Spine’s Vincent DiNapoli, M.D., Ph.D. was the first surgeon in the eastern U.S. to perform surgery on recurrent brain tumors using a new radiation delivery technique called GammaTile Therapy. Now, he’s partnered with Oncology Hematology Care and Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health (where he’s also the director of the Brain Tumor Center) for a new study using GammaTile to treat newly diagnosed primary cancer that’s moved to the brain. DiNapoli explains how the treatment works.
Precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer treatment. Instead of using the same treatment for the same type of cancer, precision medicine tailors treatment to each individual. Precision medicine—also known as personalized medicine—takes into account someone’s genes, lifestyle and environment to find the most effective course of action for them.
A cancer patient at Henry Ford with a recurring brain tumor is the first person in Michigan to receive an implanted device as treatment.
41-year-old Thomas Groves II from St. Clair received surgically targeted radiation therapy called GammaTile Therapy. Groves said he hopes this can lead to a medical breakthrough ultimately helping many.
Surgeons at Henry Ford Health System have treated a patient with a recurrent brain tumor by delivering a dose of radiation directly to the cancer inside the brain, a novel approach that could delay or prevent future tumor cells from regrowing.
Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region’s premier neurosurgery practice, announced that the first patients have been enrolled in a new clinical trial to investigate GammaTile® targeted therapy to treat newly diagnosed metastatic brain tumors.
During these uncertain times, remember to proactively reach out to patients and encourage them to resume routine cancer screenings to prevent delayed diagnoses that might lead to worsened health outcomes.
For the first time in North Florida, a unique new radiation therapy for brain cancer patients was used at Orange Park Medical Center in June.
Endovascular neurosurgeon Michael Horowitz performed the GammaTile Therapy, inserting tiny collagen “tiles” into the brain to delay regrowth after a cancerous tumor was removed, according to the hospital.
GT Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced it was named a winner of the Innovator of the Year in the small company category at the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, presented live on stage by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority on October 13.
Patients with some types of cancerous brain tumors require radiation treatment after they have the tumor removed, to destroy any remaining cancer cells.
Neurosurgeon Harish Babu, MD, PhD, is co-director of Upstate’s brain tumor program and director of minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Now there’s the option to have the tumor removed and replaced by postage stamp-sized radiation sources, in the same operation. It’s called GammaTile Therapy.
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