“The data are remarkable and promising, though beyond the numbers is a bigger picture. Each data point represents a life – a mother, uncle, grandparent, loved one, friend. Technological advances in image guidance and therapeutic delivery are allowing us to extend life – and quality of life – for patients who previously thought they were facing sudden death. Seeing these patients celebrate another birthday, travel somewhere new, and achieve major milestones is humbling and what drives my work every day.
I believe these improved survival findings are just the tip of the iceberg. With MRI-guided radiation therapy, we’re changing the paradigm in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, and I venture to guess that through continued awareness, research and innovation, I may be fortunate enough to present findings that rival even these someday soon.”
Michael Chuong is a radiation oncologist.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “How MRI-guided radiation therapy is changing the paradigm in pancreatic cancer.”
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