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American Hospital Dubai offers new cancer radiotherapy treatment

DUBAI, July 10, 2017

American Hospital Dubai has successfully treated more than 10 cancer patients with the leading-edge CIVICO trUpoint ARCH SRS / SRT and Body Pro-Lok ONE SBRT Immobilization Systems, which are designed to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients.

With the arrival of these new systems, American Hospital Dubai is able to offer cancer paitients in the UAE and the region, regionally unprecedented radiation oncology procedures that spare them the need for conventional surgery and a lengthy recovery, the hospital said.
This type of radiotherapy treatment is a non-invasive (no surgery involved) treatment process that administers very high beams of various intensities aimed at different angles to precisely target the tumor, while completely immobilising the patient.

With this breakthrough treatment, American Hospital Dubai has made the radiation treatment of cancer cases much shorter than conventional radiation, as a few sessions are able to destroy tumors, and offer new hope for patients including those suffering from brain, breast and prostate cancer, it said.

Dr Tarek Dufan, director of the Radiation Oncology Department, American Hospital Dubai, said: “This patient milestone we have taken at American Hospital Dubai demonstrates the team’s hard work and effort to give our patients new hope and offer them the most advanced technologies available. The leading-edge CIVICO trUpoint ARCH SRS / SRTprovides superior immobilization for a variety of brain, head and neck radiotherapy treatments, while the Body Pro-Lok ONE SBRT Immobilization System, helps keep the patient in a completely still state, allowing for accurate position of the target.

“We have already seen great improvements and success from treating our patients with these systems.”

He added: “I have no doubt that they will prove to be a choice of many more patients, given their ability to effectively target and treat cancer cells in few treatment sessions only, and with sub-millimeter precision, while keeping the disruption to patients' daily lives minimal."  -TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Cancer | American Hospital Dubai | Radiotherapy |

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