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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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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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Rush Radiosurgery Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

 

The physicians, physicists, nursing team, and support staff at Rush Radiosurgery recently celebrated their five year anniversary. The center commemorated the milestone by hosting an open house in the radiation oncology department of Rush University Medical Center on Wednesday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event had a good turnout with members of […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery Participates in Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk

 

Over the weekend, Rush Radiosurgery, and the team from Rush Neurosurgery, participated in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k Run & Walk. The annual event was held on Sunday, April 23, on the stadium green at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk is the American […]

 

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Gaurav Marwaha, M.D. Presents at Alliance Oncology’s Annual Division Meeting

 

Gaurav Marwaha, M.D., radiation oncologist at Rush Radiosurgery, was a guest speaker at Alliance Oncology’s 2017 Division Meeting. The annual meeting was held April 12 – 14 at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The title of Dr. Marwaha’s presentation was “21st Century Lung Cancer Management: Catching Up to Technology.”  Dr. Marwaha, who specializes […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery Participates in Lung Run Event

 

On September 17, team members from Rush Radiosurgery participated in the 12th annual Chicago Lung Run.  The 10K/5K run or 1 mile walk and rally started at 8:30 a.m. on the city’s beautiful lakefront at Montrose Harbor.  The Chicago Lung Run is held each year in support of lung cancer survivors and their families, and […]

 

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Treating Brain Lesions in the Age of Linac Radiosurgery

 

Rush Radiosurgery recently had an article published in Radiosurgery Today, the annual magazine published by Alliance Oncology, the nationwide leader in radiation oncology and radiosurgery programs.   The article, titled “Treating Brain Lesions in the Age of Linac Radiosurgery,” is about how advances in linear accelerator technology, including 3-D imaging, high dose delivery rates and […]

 

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Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

 

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope […]

 

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