IntraOp and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Announce First Patient Treated for Pancreatic Cancer Using Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy With Electrons
IntraOp MobetronProves An Effective Tool In This First-Time Pancreatic Treatment at VUMC
Excerpt from the Press Release:
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IntraOp Medical Corporation announced today that doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) treated a pancreatic cancer patient using IntraOp® Mobetron® Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, and serving the southeast region of the United States, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the only hospital in the state with this first-of-its-kind technology and the only Center of Excellence for pancreatic cancer as designated by the National Pancreas Foundation.
The procedure marks the first time VUMC — the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health system in the Mid-South region — has utilized IORT with electrons in treating a patient with pancreatic cancer. The procedure was performed by surgical oncologist, Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS, and radiation oncologist, Natalie A Lockney, MD.
“We are encouraged by the results of the IORT with electrons in treating localized pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Kamran Idrees. “We serve our patients by implementing the latest innovations at Vanderbilt to improve outcomes.”
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