Shining a Light on Breast Cancer (literally)

Reading time: 4 minutes Michael Marand Surgical resection is an important part of nearly any treatment regimen for breast cancer. It is imperative that surgery achieves “clear margins,” meaning there is no cancerous tissue on the outer rim of the mass that was removed. Recall the saying, “close enough only counts in horseshoes and hand... Continue Reading →

A Profile of Electric Fields in Cancer Therapeutics: Part 2- Irreversible Electroporation Therapy

Reading time: 4 minutes Michael Marand In my last article, A Profile of Electric Fields in Cancer Therapeutics, I discussed Optune System, an electric field therapy for glioblastoma that disrupts cancer cell division and results in extended patient survival. I also presented an overview of some other potential applications of electric fields in cancer therapeutics,... Continue Reading →

A Profile of Electric Fields in Cancer Therapeutics

Reading time: 5 minutes Michael Marand For decades, cancer therapy has been dominated by surgical resection, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. But each of these methods comes with its limitations. Surgery fails when there are scattered, small bits of tumor that escape to other areas of the body, called metastases. Radiation therapy fails when said metastases... Continue Reading →

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