Medical Advances in Cancer Treatment

Gene Silencing in Cancer

Gene Silencing
Summary: DNA methylation causes good cancer fighting genes to be suppressed or "silenced". Soy products can help to unsilence the good genes and suppress the cancer. Researchers at Emory are currently researching this link.


Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

RapidArc
Summary:
RapidArc is a state-of-the-art radiation delivery system that significantly reduces treatment time for cancer patients by identifying the location of the tumor and delivering the exact dose of radiation to that tumor.



Magnetically Expandable Prosthesis


Magnetically Expandable ProthesisSummary: The Emory Musculoskeletal Oncology and Limb Reconstruction Center is a world-class center treating a variety of conditions, including benign and malignant tumors of the extremities and spine and the placement of expandable implants that use magnets to treat sarcoma of the bone and soft tissue.


Revolutionary Breast Imaging Technology

3D Breast ImagingSummary: Dedicated breast CT is a new imaging technology that allows doctors to view the breast in 3D. This technology, which eliminates the need to compress the breast, has the potential to improve detection of dangerous lesions and decrease the number of false positives.



Whipple Surgery for Cancer of the Pancreas

Whipple Surgery for Cancer of the PancreasSummary: Emory surgeons are leading the way towards perfecting the Whipple procedure. This major surgical operation is performed to treat different types of pancreatic cancer, which cannot be cured any other way. Emory Healthcare performs a large number of Whipple surgeries every year and Emory’s expertise and high volume directly translates into a safer procedure and longer survival.