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Topic: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Hi, everyone,

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ … 2003580507

ALSO

1. NANOKNIFE

http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/ … urgery/ire

"IRE, or irreversible electroporation, is a new minimally invasive surgical technique that selectively kills tumor cells by using electrical fields to make holes in cell membranes. Our utilization of the newly developed IRE technology to treat patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer constitutes the first use of IRE tumor ablation to treat the typically fast-growing and fatal cancer that occurs in the pancreas.
IRE kills tumor cells without causing collateral damage to adjacent tissue.
IRE kills tumor cells without causing collateral damage to adjacent tissue.
Courtesy of Angiodynamics.

The combination of minimally invasive surgery and IRE allows for faster recovery with less tissue injury and, it is hoped, a better long-term outcome. At a minimum, patient quality of life should improve in the near term."

2. CYBERKNIFE

Stereotactic body radiation therapy: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers radiation therapy in fewer sessions, using smaller radiation fields and higher doses than 3D-CRT in most cases. By definition, SBRT treats tumors that lie outside the brain and spinal cord. Because these tumors are more likely to move with the normal motion of the body, and therefore cannot be targeted as accurately as tumors within the brain or spine, SBRT is usually given in more than one dose (8). SBRT can be used to treat only small, isolated tumors, including cancers in the lung and liver (8).

Many doctors refer to SBRT systems by their brand names, such as the CyberKnife®.
From National Cancer Institute
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

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Wow, Wow Percy. This is amazing. This is your favorite dummy (LOL) posting! So can you just explain briefly what the difference is between Cyber Knife and Nano? Is it mostly that CK is not invasive and Nano is? Thanks Percy. No hurry when ever you have a few minutes. Stay warm in Chicago!

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Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Thanks for that Percy, good news. And I agree with Lainy, stay warm!!!

Lainy, this thread from a while ago where Dr Sonnenday explains the difference is a good one.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=3976

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Hi, Gavin,
thanks Gavin,
BTW, Chicago is cold and under 10 inches of snow.
However, We are a very rich town in the sense that we can spend 70 millions dollars for a QB like you know who. What a waste of money. I guess that is why the windchill factor will be -10 to -25 F tonight and tomorrow.
Please say hi to your mum for me.
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Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Hi Perct,
My surgeon and radiologist used Nano Knife during my second liver resection after they scooped out the two tumors. Thanks for keeping us updated. Hope you are staying warn, we are freezing in Ohio and expecting more snow and very low wind chill tomorrow.
Hugs
Lisa

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Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Thanks, Percy. I will have to keep my eye on this. Dr. Fong mentioned possible ablation or IRE when I first started this journey. I will def be interested in IRE if this trial runs it's effective course.

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Is this IRE done in the USA?

Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Hi,
Yes, university of Maryland and most teaching hospitals.
in fact clinical trial #32  listed on this web site have the info. you need .
check the link below.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/clinicaltrials.htm

God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

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Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Hi, Lainy,

sorry, I did not notice your question till today;here is the answer.

1. NANOKNIFE

http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/ … urgery/ire

"IRE, or irreversible electroporation, is a new minimally invasive surgical technique that selectively kills tumor cells by using electrical fields to make holes in cell membranes. Our utilization of the newly developed IRE technology to treat patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer constitutes the first use of IRE tumor ablation to treat the typically fast-growing and fatal cancer that occurs in the pancreas.
IRE kills tumor cells without causing collateral damage to adjacent tissue.
IRE kills tumor cells without causing collateral damage to adjacent tissue.
Courtesy of Angiodynamics."

The combination of minimally invasive surgery and IRE allows for faster recovery with less tissue injury and, it is hoped, a better long-term outcome. At a minimum, patient quality of life should improve in the near term.

2. CYBERKNIFE

Stereotactic body radiation therapy: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers radiation therapy in fewer sessions, using smaller radiation fields and higher doses than 3D-CRT in most cases. By definition, SBRT treats tumors that lie outside the brain and spinal cord. Because these tumors are more likely to move with the normal motion of the body, and therefore cannot be targeted as accurately as tumors within the brain or spine, SBRT is usually given in more than one dose (8). SBRT can be used to treat only small, isolated tumors, including cancers in the lung and liver (8).

Many doctors refer to SBRT systems by their brand names, such as the CyberKnife®.

God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Aw, thanks Percy, I was curious and as usual you satisfied my curiosity. Thank you , you are so good at everyone's curiosities! Hope you are feeling good and staying warm. My son from Milwaukee called me this morning and said its going to warm up to 30o. No thanks!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: (IRE) Clinical Trial Done &(difference between nanoknife & cyberknife)

Here is another factsheet on the Nanoknife

http://sylvester.org/documents/Nanoknife_Factsheet.pdf

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Percy,

Terrific post. Thanks for this information. It's incredible reading about options that weren't even available a few years ago.

Thanks for your continued research into possible strategies for dealing with this cancer.

Stay warm.

And I agree, how could you throw so much money at an average QB. Oh well, it's almost spring time. Right now we need to focus on our Cubs. I've not been inside Wrigley but walked the perimeter several times during visits to your great city.

Carl