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New Breast Cancer Treatment Pioneered By Nwa Surgeon - Nwahomepage.com

Dr. Michael Cross, North Hills Surgery Center and Highlands Oncology Group are now offering patients a new device that can help improve the treatment of breast cancer. The bioabsorbable surgical marker is called BioZorb and it's inserted into the breast by the surgeon at the time of tumor removal. Dr. Cross is one of the leading researchers in the world to demonstrate the effectiveness of this unique device. "This small, three-dimensional tissue marker provides a target for aiming radiation therapy precisely at the tumor site, which helps minimize any damage to remaining healthy tissue including the heart and lungs," said Dr. Cross. "For patients who want breast-conserving treatment and a very good cosmetic outcome, this approach is an excellent option." Dr. Cross and North Hills Surgery Center were the first team in the U.S.
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Brookings Register Breast cancer treatment pioneer speaking at SDSU

Craig Jordan, the Father of Tamoxifen, will speak at South Dakota State University April 13. Jordan is professor of breast medical oncology and professor of molecular and cellular oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, one of an original three U.S. comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the largest freestanding cancer center in the world. Jordan joined MD Anderson in September 2014 after serving as scientific director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Tamoxifen is a groundbreaking therapeutic anti-cancer drug that is credited with saving countless lives worldwide. For the complete article see the 04-08-2015 issue.
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