Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hot Head! New Laser Ablation Brain Tumor Treatment

This is both unnerving (to me) and potentially really helpful to brain tumor victims, especially when the tumor is in a difficult to operate area.  According to a couple of online postings, the Cleveland Clinic has helped develop/prove a new laser technology that can kill brain cancer cells by super/overheating (my words) them with lasers, which is why my headline says “Hot Head”  and the visual shows just small piece of the brain symbolically "red hot."

I first learned about from an article by Alireza Mohammadi, MD, a neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, on the USNews.com “Health website: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/06/24/a-ray-of-hope-for-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors

How does it work? Won’t this cook the rest of my brain too?

According to the Cleveland Clinic website, “Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) transmits heat to coagulate, or ‘cook,’ brain tumors from the inside out. This technology is not new in cancer treatment, but early approaches in the brain posed challenges which limited control and therefore benefit of the laser energy for tumors.

With Monteris Medical Inc.’s AutoLITT/NeuroBlate system, the surgeon can ‘steer’ and monitor the effects of the laser beam, thus maximizing tumor cell kill while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.”

Why would somebody do this?

The site offers up a whole host of potential benefits: “When compared to even the most minimally invasive open operations (it)
  • Is less invasive
  • Enhances patient safety
  • Promotes quicker recovery
  • Has the potential to help some patients whose tumors had been considered too risky to treat, whose tumors did not respond to alternate treatments or who had otherwise been deemed poor candidates for surgery
  • May offer a therapeutic option when radiosurgery fails
  • Has the potential for multiple treatments”


PS - And here's the visual I was going to lead with but didn't, because I felt that it was immature and inflammatory. 

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