Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy? Surgical Advances May Help You

If you have treatment-resistant epilepsy, you may benefit from recent advances in surgical procedures. The newest is a treatment called responsive neurostimulation therapy, which the FDA approved late last year. The treatment can alleviate epilepsy for some patients with partial onset seizures that have not been controlled by two or more medications and are not candidates for surgical resection. The treatment is … Read More

Newly Discovered Protein Inhibits Cancer Growth

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a protein that inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors and slows development of new blood vessels that help cancers to spread. The creation of new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, plays a critical role in the growth of cancer and its spread through the body. The new blood vessels deliver nutrients and … Read More

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Radiation Beams Fight Tough Colon Cancer

Imagine focusing hundreds, or even thousands, of radiation beams on a cancerous tumor, hitting it hard with high-precision doses of radiation. It’s called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). While the technique is not new, it’s now become available to treat colon cancers that have spread to a person’s liver. Doctors have used SBRT in the … Read More