Beverly Hills Cancer Center Blog

May 24, 2018

Non-invasive SBRT radiation for early stage lung cancers can be a curative alternative to surgical resection.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in treating early-stage non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) can be considered a safe and effective alternative treatment to surgical resection especially for patients deemed inoperable according to the study reports presented by American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  Recent studies indicate that for otherwise healthy patients with operable early stage lung cancer, SBRT may be an acceptable alternative to surgery and may even have a survival advantage. Traditionally, surgical treatments like lobectomy or pneumonectomy are recommended for early-stage lung cancer resulting in 3-5 year survival rates of 60-80%.  Conventionally Fractionated Radiotherapy (CFRT) is also not […]
May 24, 2018

New short course radiation therapy regimens for prostate cancer instead of the traditional 9 ½ weeks of radiation

Radiation treatments for prostate cancer have been shown to be highly effective and potentially curative.  Radiation therapy has also been shown to be an accepatable alternative to surgery.  Short course radiation therapy may be beneficial for patients with low-risk prostate cancer in which duration of the treatment gets reduced by weeks providing similar quality of life caused by the long duration radiation therapy. This was reported by American Society for Radiation Oncology in its annual meeting in 2016.  Prostate cancer is the second most common form of male malignancy in the western world with the localized form of the disease […]
May 24, 2018

Cyberknife Surgery – a step ahead in targeted radiotherapy

Cyberknife is a non-invasive frameless robotic radiation surgery used to treat benign or malignant tumors or other medical conditions where radiation therapy is advised. This advanced stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) aims at more précised and targeted therapy delivering high doses of radiation without harming the surrounding healthy tissues and organs. Cyberknife radiosurgery is suited for patients with both operable and inoperable complex tumors.  Radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons often prefer Cyberknife radiosurgery in cases where invasive procedures may be ineffective or too risky for the patients. This highly sophisticated image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) system received FDA approval in 2001 to […]
April 13, 2018

Beverly Hills Cancer Center Rated #1 Radiology Clinic & Imaging Center

Beverly Hills Cancer Center (BHCC) has been rated the #1 radiology and imaging center in expertise and is also ranked among the top 3 clinics in Los Angeles by GCR (Global Clinic Rating). It is indeed a prestigious moment for this progressive cancer clinic that has also been ranked among the top 10 global radiology clinics and hospitals by the same accreditation body. “We would like to thank our comprehensive team for offering leading-edge treatment and dedicated care to our patients”, said Dr. Ari Gabayan, Medical Director of Imaging. Radiology and imaging services are integral for accurate cancer diagnosis and […]
April 5, 2018

Cervical cancer – Today’s awareness leads you to safer tomorrow

Do you know cervical cancer is the 4th most common form of cancer and female cancer-related deaths worldwide? The WHO reports an estimated 528,000 cervical cancer cases in 2012 followed by 266,000 deaths which accounted for 8% of total cancer cases and total cancer deaths. Second only to breast cancer, this is the most common female-centric cancer accounting about 7.9% of all female cancers. 90% of the world’s cervical cancer deaths have been reported from developing and underdeveloped nations. [http://www.who.int] The American Cancer Society reports: In 2018, about 4170 women in the US are estimated to die from cervical cancer. […]