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Tag: breast cancer

Shayna Showalter, MD, a breast cancer surgeon, and her husband, Tim Showalter, MD, a radiation oncologist, are seeking to improve care for women with early-stage breast cancer.
A Husband and Wife Working to Improve Breast Cancer Care
December 3, 2018

Tim and Shayna Showalter, who are married, have developed a technique called Precision Breast Intraoperative Radiation, which aims to improve on conventional breast IORT by making it more targeted, more powerful, more personalized and, hopefully, more effective.

Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, essential tremor.
Focused Ultrasound Work Earns Jeff Elias Innovator of the Year
February 1, 2018

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group has named Dr. Jeff Elias the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year for his pioneering work with focused ultrasound. The award recognizes a UVA faculty member whose work is making a major impact on society, and Dr. Elias' certainly is. Dr. Elias is basically the…

Dr. David Brenin (left) and Dr. Patrick Dillon are investigating the potential of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to battle metastatic breast cancer.
Focused Ultrasound and Breast Cancer: The 1st Trial of Its Kind
November 13, 2017

In the focused ultrasound trials I've told you about previously, the point has been to use the scalpel-free surgery to destroy tissue. Our latest trial -- for metastatic breast cancer -- puts an interesting twist on that. In this trial, the focused ultrasound isn't used in an attempt to burn…