Minimally invasive procedure enhances care for periacetabular osteolytic metastasis
Massive osteolytic metastases in the periacetabular regions are clinical dilemmas. The classical teaching 10 to 20 years ago was that orthopedic stabilization of osteolytic metastases in the femur and pelvis was for palliative care and a comfort measure for better quality of remaining life. These days, the medical oncology specialty has changed dramatically. Prolonged survival is often seen after trying new generations of oncologic drugs that specifically target cell signaling or augment host immune responses. Some cancers are now considered as a chronic manageable disease.Source: Orthopaedics Today
Connecticut Magazine’s 2023 “Top Doctors” issue recognizes 81 Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center physicians
Each year, Connecticut Magazine recognizes some of the state’s best physicians, who provide exceptional care for patients, with its annual “Top Doctors” issue. This year’s list includes 82 physicians from Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state.
New Treatment to Remove Clots Offers Dramatic Results
A new interventional radiology procedure to treat blood clots does not require the use of thrombolytic agents – clot-busting medicines that can result in bleeding elsewhere in the body. This expands the ability to treat older patients, or patients with other medical issues who are at a higher risk for bleeding.