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Video: TrueBeam STx Brain Tumor Treatment Overview

 

For brain tumor patients who are not candidates for traditional brain tumor treatment or do not want to undergo an invasive procedure, treatment with TrueBeam STx® is an important treatment alternative. The video below is one of the many resources Rush Radiosurgery provides to help patients decide if brain tumor treatment with TrueBeam STx is […]

 

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Types of Benign Brain Tumors

 

At Rush Radiosurgery, we treat a variety of malignant and benign brain tumors with the state-of-the-art TrueBeam STx® technology. While a brain tumor diagnosis can be scary, many tumors found in the brain may be benign. Unlike malignant tumors that are cancerous, benign tumors are non-cancerous growths of cells that cannot spread or invade other […]

 

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Brain Tumor Research: Study Shows Potential for Improved Survival Rates Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery

 

A new study released on treatment for brain metastases may have determined a therapeutic advantage of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) over whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients diagnosed with the disease. The observational study presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2013 annual meeting compared SRS to WBRT in 413 patients who were diagnosed with […]

 

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Head and Neck Cancer Month: Alternative Treatment to Brain Surgery

 

April is recognized as National Head and Neck Cancer awareness month. This is a good time to learn about treatment options for head and neck cancers, particularly alternative treatment options when brain surgery is not an option. Rush Radiosurgery treats benign and malignant brain tumors with TrueBeam™ STx, an advanced, noninvasive radiosurgery system that targets […]

 

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Rush Radiosurgery Recognizes Two Years of Helping Cancer Patients

 

This month our center celebrates two years of offering cancer patients support and treatment using TrueBeam™ STx technology. Rush Radiosurgery was launched in 2012 as a clinical service of Rush University Medical Center and since then, we have treated more than 200 patients. Some additional highlights: Patients from across the nation have sought treatment at our […]

 

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Brain Awareness Week: How TrueBeam STx Targets Brain Tumors

 

This week our center is celebrating Brain Awareness Week! The worldwide celebration launched by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, aims to bring together researchers, physicians and community members to advocate for research funding and ongoing education. Nationwide events include brain lectures, classroom workshops and online campaigns. As proponents of ongoing clinical research for treatment […]

 

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What’s Happening at Our Center?

 

We are constantly reminded of the ongoing impact that our team makes on the local cancer care community. Below are a few recent highlights. Rush Radiosurgery hospital partner, Rush University Medical Center was ranked among the most recommended hospitals statewide based on patient satisfaction scores evaluating communication, cleanliness and timeliness of care. Organized by NerdWalletHealth, […]

 

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Blog for a Cure: Influential Brain Tumor Blogs

 

The best support when facing a brain tumor diagnosis can often come from someone who experienced the disease firsthand. Below are a few influential brain tumor bloggers who can provide insight to patients and their families. The Liz Army – Liz Salmi chronicles her journey battling brain cancer and her efforts as an advocate for […]

 

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Physicians at Rush Radiosurgery Build Research Study On Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors

 

Rush Radiosurgery at Rush University Medical Center is currently building a research study examining the effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treating brain tumors. The research is based on data from the center’s recent brain tumor cases, which now account for more than 150 patients treated.

Rush Radiosurgery has seen an increase in referrals since opening in 2012, with patients traveling from as far as the Gulf Coast to receive the advanced form of treatment the center provides.

“We’ve developed expertise in treating brain tumor patients with stereotactic radiosurgery,” said Dr. Aidnag Diaz, medical director of Rush Radiosurgery. “By drafting clinical studies based on this experience, we’ll be able to contribute to the growing body of research that has made stereotactic radiosurgery more accessible to patients and improved treatment outcomes overall.”

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Facts and Treatment Information

 

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a time to educate others, fund raise and offer support to brain tumor patients. Here’s what you should know about brain tumors: More than 170,000 Americans will face a brain tumor diagnosis this year. Brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a mixture of these […]

 

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