All news 31.10.2018

The team of Radiotherapy and radiosurgery Clinic participated in the biggest European cancer congress ESMO 2018

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Innovative technique performed in the clinic for patients with breast cancer was presented at the forum

Poster under the title Radiotherapy under the Conditions of DIBH in Case of Left Breast Cancer prepared by Dr. Ivan Georgiev, a radiotherapy specialist at Acibadem City Clinic Onco Center, became part of the scientific programme of ESMO /European Society for Medical Oncology/.

One of the most vital organs that is at risk during mammary gland radiotherapy is the heart, which is exposed to undesirable radiation because it is close to the target areas. This methodology has been applied in the center with left breast cancer patients for nearly two years; compared to conventional technology when DIBH methodology is used, the average dose on the heart and organs at risk is reduced by 50%.

The innovative technology of radiation developed by Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Department at Acibadem City Clinic Onco Centre makes it possible to maximally protect the heart and the other organs at risk without making any compromises with the radiation dosage. This methodology has been applied in the center with left breast cancer patients for nearly two years; compared to conventional technology when DIBH methodology is used, the average dose on the heart and organs at risk is reduced by 50%.

ESMO is the biggest medical oncology congress in the world; last year it took place in Munich from 19th to 23rd October 2018. Each year it gathers more than 7000 delegates from 130 countries. The topic of the congress was “Securing Acces to Optimal Cancer Care”.  The objective of the forum was to put emphasis on the effectiveness of innovative methods in oncology treatments by putting the patient in the center of the new applications and improving their access to quality treatment.

The congress got the attention of the international community of experts in different spheres and all focused on discovering the most effective solutions in cancer treatment that are available now.

Becoming part of the ESMO 2018 report is another international recognition for the quality work done by the team of Radiotherapy Department at Acibadem City Clinic Onco Centre.