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  • #99958
    bglass
    Moderator

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for posting information on this new treatment.  It is amazing how rapidly the science is moving toward better cancer treatments.  I hope this new way of delivering radiation therapy proves to be an option for our patients.

    Hi Bamabadger,

    Welcome to our community!  I hope you are finding the information and resources you need here and on the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation website.

    Take care, regards, Mary

     

     

    #99953
    Bamabadger
    Participant

    I have been following AlphaDart radiation as well.  Lower energy alpha ray targets just the tumor, and radiation depletes quickly.  Gamma rays do a “scorched earth” policy, damages the cancer tumor and surrounding tissue.  Hope clinicals are in the pipeline for liver cancers.

    #99522
    Tarheelll
    Participant

    This isn’t yet available for CC patients in the US but it looks promising:

    https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Developing-first-alpha-particle-radiation-therapy-for-cancer-612236

    From the company’s site: The Alpha DaRT cancer treatment is currently examined in clinical trials for Skin Cancer and Head and Neck Cancer in Israel and in Italy. Clinical trials that are not ongoing are planned to be launched throughout 2019 and 2020 depending on the receipt of regulatory approvals.

     

    In collaboration with major cancer centers in North America, Europe, and Asia, the following cancer indications will be examined in clinical trials:

     

    Vulva Cancer (Europe)
    Prostate Cancer (North America, Europe)
    Breast Cancer (Europe)
    Pancreatic Cancer (North America)
    Skin Cancer, SCC, CMN (North America, Europe)
    Head and Neck Cancer (North America, Europe)

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