Zap-while-you-scan therapies set sights on cancer

日期:2019-03-02 07:14:03 作者:鲜允 阅读:

By Jessica Marshall Sharyn Sowell was exhausted and anaemic from the daily bleeding caused by her uterine fibroids, benign tumours that had grown to the size of a 6-month-old fetus. Her doctor urged her to have a hysterectomy, but instead in May she chose to undergo a non-surgical procedure that spared her uterus. She walked home from the hospital and was at work 36 hours later. Since then, she has had no bleeding. “I’ve got my life back,” she says. What did the trick was a new approach to killing tumours using precisely targeted radiation or high-intensity ultrasound,