Posts in the “Surgical Surgical” category:

Conventional Surgery May Trump Radiosurgery for Some Early Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 25th, 2014 |

Despite having a higher rate of early complications, patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) did better in the long run with conventional surgery than with radiotherapy to remove their cancer, a finding that supports the current practice of treating healthier patients with surgery instead of radiosurgery. In this study from Yale University using Medicare… Read More

Yale study sees benefits of traditional lung cancer surgery

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 17th, 2014 |

Traditional surgery appears to save lives better than radiosurgery, even though it’s more invasive, when treating early-stage non-small cell lung cancer, according to Yale University. A study of 1,078 lung cancer patients’ Medicare billing records showed this to be true even considering the risks of regular surgery. “What was dramatic to me was the relatively… Read More

After Lung Cancer Surgery, What Happens Between Days 30-90?

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 9th, 2014 |

News Headline: After Lung Cancer Surgery, What Happens Between Days 30-90? Date: 5/9/14 Outlet Full Name: MedScape Author: Marlene Busko http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824935 Thirty-day mortality following lung cancer surgery has greatly decreased in the United States during the past decades, and not unexpectedly, it is lowest in high-volume hospitals, according to new research. However, the study also… Read More

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High- Volume Hospitals, Study Finds Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day Author: Robert Preidt http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/04/29/lung-cancer-surgery-may-be-safest-at-high-volume-hospitals-study-finds Major lung cancer surgery in the United States has become safer in recent decades, especially at hospitals that perform high numbers of these operations, a new study says. Researchers analyzed… Read More

Study Suggests More Patients With Emphysema Could Benefit From Surgery

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Imperial College London Author: Francesca Davenport http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_16-4-2014-14-29-8 A procedure called lung volume reduction surgery could be performed effectively in more patients, according to new research. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a combination of emphysema (damage to the air sacs of the lungs) and chronic bronchitis. It affects more than… Read More

‘Organ Care System,’ Medical Device, Allows Lungs to Breathe Outside Body Before Transplant

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 11th, 2014 |

Date: 2/11/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Daily Author: Lecia Bushak http://www.medicaldaily.com/organ-care-system-medical-device-allows-lungs-breathe-outside-body-transplant-269099 Imagine a lung that continues breathing outside of the body before being transplanted. The medical device company known as TransMedics has developed an experimental machine called the Organ Care System, which allows doctors to keep lungs “breathing” while they are on their way from… Read More

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2014/01/23/radiation-before-surgery-may-improve-survival-from-rare-lung-cancer Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before — rather than after — surgery, according to a small new study. The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five days… Read More

Columbus CyberKnife Reports Increased Number of Lung Cancer Treatments

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 19th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Columbus CyberKnife Reports Increased Number of Lung Cancer Treatments Date:  12/19/13 Outlet Full Name:  PR Web Author:  No author http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11438355.htm Columbus CyberKnife has treated more than 70 lung cancer cases this year with increased volume last quarter. The center has drawn patients from around the region seeking a noninvasive alternative to traditional lung… Read More

Lung cancer pathology pattern may predict cancer recurrence after surgery

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 19th, 2013 |

News Headline: Lung cancer pathology pattern may predict cancer recurrence after surgery Date: 8/19/13 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Nurse Advisor Author Name: Kathy Boltz, PhD http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/lung-cancer-pathology-pattern-may-predict-cancer-recurrence-after-surgery/article/307949/ A specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some patients with lung cancer is a strong predictor of recurrence, according to a new study. Knowing that this feature… Read More

One Thousand Patients Treated at CyberKnife Center of Chicago

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 15th, 2013 |

News Headline: One Thousand Patients Treated at CyberKnife Center of Chicago Date: 8/15/13 Outlet Full Name: Digital Journal Author Name: N/A http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1416161 As CyberKnife Center of Chicago completes its fourth year of operations, the center also celebrates 1,000 patients treated using CyberKnife® technology, an advanced nonsurgical option for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors…. Read More