Cryoablation could treat low risk breast cancer
Cryoablation – the destruction of cancer cells through freezing – shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to the study. Researchers said that over the four years of the study, there has only been one case of cancer recurrence out of 180 patients.
“If the positive preliminary findings are maintained as the patients enrolled in the study continue to be monitored, that will serve as a strong indication of the promise of cryotherapy as an alternative treatment for a specific group of breast cancer patients,” said study lead author Dr Kenneth R. Tomkovich, radiologist at Princeton Radiology and director of Breast Imaging and Interventions at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ.
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