Cancer remains one of the most terrifying diagnoses around. Two advances -- one generally available to patients with inoperable tumors, another in clinical trial -- hold hope for the future.
CyberKnife is an industrial robot with a therapeutic goal. The robot can provide pinpoint radiation therapy for cancers in the head and other parts of the body where surgeons cannot go. WFXT-TV's Alison Bologna takes a look at the therapy that has been available at BIDMC for three years.
Meanwhile, doctor/researchers are working to perfect targeted or personalized therapy deisgned to attack the genetic structure of an individual tumor.
WCVB-TV's Heather Unruh takes a look at how this treatment is working for Kevin Brummet, a 30-year-old man who contracted lung cancer -- despite never smoking a day in his life.