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Future prostate cancer treatments might be guided by math

Scientists have designed a first draft of a mathematical model that someday could guide treatment decisions for advanced prostate cancer, in part by helping doctors predict how individual patients will respond to therapy ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

(Medical Xpress)—When Kevin McSweeney was referred to UW Health last year for a tumor in his liver, he had already gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and 13 surgeries over 10 years to treat his metastasized ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Gold standards of success defined for AF ablation

The 2012 expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation was developed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European ...

Aug 29, 2012
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Better memory with laser surgery for epilepsy

A laser-based procedure for people with medication-resistant epilepsy may result in better memory function than standard surgery, while still providing comparable seizure control rates, doctors say.

Dec 11, 2013
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Ablation

Ablation is removal of material from the surface of an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. This occurs in spaceflight during ascent and atmospheric reentry, glaciology, medicine, and passive fire protection.

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