The Best Minds in Medicine, Science and Technology Come Together in the Fight Against Cancer

The Best Minds in Medicine, Science and Technology Come Together in the Fight Against Cancer

CyberKnife Centers of Tampa Bay’s Team is presenting their work at the Annual Radiosurgery Society Scientific Conference February, 20th – 23rd

February 22, 2013 (TAMPA BAY, Fla.) – The Radiosurgery Society has invited the best minds in the world to its annual Scientific Meeting in Carlsbad, Calif. The conference focuses on the most advanced cancer care methods available, including Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). CyberKnife Centers of Tampa Bay Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and a leading expert in the field, Dr. Debra Freeman, will be participating and presenting at this year’s conference.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) combines the principles of 3-D target localization with multiple cross-fired beams from a high-energy radiation source to precisely target a tumor within a patient’s body. This technique allows for maximum doses of radiation directly to the target, while normal surrounding tissue receives lower, non-injurious doses of radiation. SRS is delivered in as few as one treatment, drastically reducing treatment time burden for patients.

Professionals from all over the world, including Dr. Freeman, will bring insight and knowledge on SRS/SBRT system capabilities, advances and treatment options. The goal of the conference is improving patient care and outcomes, focusing on bridging the gap and working together. Conference organizers hope to break down barriers between industry, technology, hospitals, clinicians, scientists and researchers.


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Group to Launch Network to Recruit Patients for Cancer Trials

Written By: Ken Alltucker | AZCENTRAL.COM

A group of doctors and research specialists on Thursday will announce a new network that aims to recruit patients for clinical trials to test experimental cancer therapies.

The network, called the Arizona Cancer Research Alliance, includes 40 oncologists at 17 sites in metro Phoenix. The researchers have contracts with 83 other medical professionals, including cardiologists, radiologists and others.

The alliance, spearheaded by Translational Research Management, is enrolling patients for trials of experimental treatments for breast cancer and a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The group soon plans to launch another 10 clinical trials.

Doctors’ groups participating in the alliance include 21st Century Oncology, Imaging Endpoints, Pinnacle Oncology Hematology and Palo Verde Cancer Specialists.

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Florida Craniofacial Institute Surgery for Sleep Apnea Featured on ABC Action News

More than 18 million American adults suffer sleep apnea.

Susan Yeatts, 51, suffered from sleep apnea all her life – a condition which starves the body of oxygen and can lead to heart conditions, high blood pressure and mood and memory problems.

“I’ve been on a C-pap machine for approximately 20 years.”

After years of research, she finally found Dr. Pat Ricalde in Tampa who could perform a surgery to potentially cure her problem.

Watch the full video to learn more.

Desperate Sleep Apnea Sufferers Find Relief through Facial Surgery

Story By: Irene Maher | Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer

Every night for 10 years, Tim Holler serenaded his family at bedtime with an unwelcome tune: loud snoring. He had to sleep in another room so his wife could get some rest.

“I was so loud, she couldn’t even sleep with ear plugs,” says the Bradenton small business owner.

A sleep study revealed Holler, 45, did more than snore loudly at night. He had obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that caused him to stop breathing hundreds of times a night and wake up gasping for breath.


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Family Visits Offer Chance to Gather Health History

Story By: Cathy Payne, USA TODAY | 8:33p.m. EST December 25, 2012

 At year-end gatherings, relatives should think about passing along more than just the turkey and fixings at the dinner table. They can share information that can improve and even save lives.

The get-togethers offer an opportunity to gather family health history that can help doctors personalize medical care. For instance, you can ask a relative whether there is a history of diabetes or heart disease in the family. You also can find out if there is a relative to whom you can circle back at a later time for more information.

“It’s a perfect time that we not only visit with our families, but also learn about our family health history,” Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says. READ MORE AT USA TODAY