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Novel Technology Emerging in GI Cancer Treatment Landscape

Angelica Welch
Published: Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018

Christopher Crane, MD

Christopher Crane, MD
Novel radiation technologies, such as MRI-guided radiation treatment and proton radiation therapy, are the way of the future for image-guided radiotherapy in gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies, according to Christopher Crane, MD.

on Gastrointestinal Cancers, Crane, vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discussed modern innovative techniques in GI cancers. In an interview during the meeting, Crane shed light on the progress of these technologies in pancreatic cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Crane: My talk focused on some of the newer technologies and the applications of those technologies in GI malignancies, and how that is producing better outcomes as definitive treatment. Specifically, there is proton therapy for liver tumors, and the image-guided therapies, specifically magnetic resonance linear (MR-Linac) accelerator that enables us to deliver more precise treatment to tumors that are near the GI tract.
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