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Team Member Spotlight: Hector Martinez

 

Please meet Rush Radiosurgery team member Hector Martinez, Radiation Therapist. Hector Martinez has been in the healthcare industry for over eight years and is a radiation therapist at Rush Radiosurgery. After graduating high school, Hector knew he wanted to help people in need.  He learned that a nursing home in his community was looking for […]

 

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Treating Cancers of the Digestive System with Radiation Therapy

 

Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. The symptoms for GI cancer relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (blockage) leading to difficulty […]

 

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Team Member Spotlight: Yixiang Liao, Ph.D.

 

Please meet Rush Radiosurgery team member Yixiang Liao, Medical Physicist. Yixiang Liao, Ph.D. is a medical physicist with Rush Radiosurgery and an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Medical Physics Residency Program at Rush University Medical Center. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 13 years and joined the Rush Radiosurgery team […]

 

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Cancer Prevention during a Pandemic

 

With February being recognized as National Cancer Prevention Month, now is a good time to discuss cancer, and most importantly, how to prevent it. According to the recent 2021 Facts and Figures released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and […]

 

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Team Member Spotlight: Ashley Marenyi, RN

 

Please meet Rush Radiosurgery team member Ashley Marenyi, Radiation Oncology Nurse. Ashley Marenyi is a registered nurse at Rush Radiosurgery, primarily working with head and neck cancer patients.  She has over five years of experience in the healthcare industry and joined the Rush Radiosurgery team in July 2018. Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in […]

 

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Treating Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

 

When it comes to treating oligometastatic prostate cancer, evidence shows that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which is a form of high-precision cancer therapy that delivers substantially higher doses of radiation to the tumor site in just one or a few treatment sessions, is an excellent treatment option for men battling the disease. An active […]

 

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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a […]

 

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