April 15th, 2013

Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study

By Logan Lafferty

A method designed to target, freeze and destroy a tumor's cellular function seems effective in combating lung tumors, a small ongoing study finds…"'Promising' is the perfect way to describe our findings," said study lead author Dr. David Woodrum, an interventional radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "But whether or not this minimally invasive approach would ultimately become a primary method of treatment in the future will depend on the long-term results of this trial, which is still under way. At this point I would say that cryoablation has the most applicability as a kind of last-ditch treatment for patients who are not good surgical candidates for a variety of reasons."

 

HealthDay by Alan Mozes

Tags: Cancer, cryoablation, Dr. David Woodrum, freezing treatment, HealthDay, lung tumor, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research, tumor

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