precision therapy

Precision Therapy
Author: Duncan McColl
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Release Date: 1994-06-27
Pages: 248
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Precision Therapy is full of fast, effective hypnoanalytic techniques including many case studies. It provides health professionals with all the material needed to tackle the root causes of clients' problems. "... a rare and refreshingly eclectic approach to effective hypnotherapy." Henry N. Merritt MD PhD

Precision Medicine In Cancer Therapy
Author: Daniel D. Von Hoff
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2019-06-17
Pages: 283
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This book presents the latest advances in precision medicine in some of the most common cancer types, including hematological, lung and breast malignancies. It also discusses emerging technologies that are making a significant impact on precision medicine in cancer therapy. In addition to describing specific approaches that have already entered clinical practice, the book explores new concepts and tools that are being developed. Precision medicine aims to deliver personalized healthcare tailored to a patient’s genetics, lifestyle and environment, and cancer therapy is one of the areas in which it has flourished in recent years. Documenting the latest advances, this book is of interest to physicians and clinical fellows in the front line of the war on cancer, as well as to basic scientists working in the fields of cancer biology, drug development, biomarker discovery, and biomedical engineering. The contributing authors include translational physicians with first-hand experience in precision patient care.

Ultrasound For Precision Medicine  Diagnosis  Drug Delivery And Image Guided Therapy
Author: Fei Yan
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2020-08-07
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Precision medicine is an approach that proposes customized medical care based on the individual characteristics of each patient. The rapidly emerging field not only holds great promise for diagnosis of disease and prediction of risk of developing diseases, but also offers the possibility of remarkably fine-tuned remedies to improve patient health while minimizing the risk of harmful side effects. Many technologies including genetics, informatics, and medical imaging, are rapidly expanding the scope of precision medicine. Among these technologies, imaging is poised to play a major role in the age of precision medicine. By characterizing anatomy, physiology and metabolism of the patient, medical imaging enables precise, personalized procedures and predictive, patient-specific therapy selection. In recent years, image-guided treatment procedures are becoming more and more common in hospitals, replacing conventional surgery or allowing faster recoveries with fewer post-procedure complications. As the most widely used modality, ultrasound is playing an increasingly important role towards moving precision medicine into clinical practice. It is a safe, inexpensive diagnostic tool and capable of producing real-time and non-invasive images without significant biological effects. To date, lots of ultrasound imaging technology, such as gray-scale, color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI), contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), elastography have been developed, which have greatly improved disease diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Thanks to these progress, ultrasound imaging has also been used in fields that were not previously involved, such as the lungs and musculoskeletal tissues. With the rapid development of ultrasound contrast agents, ultrasound molecular imaging is moving from animal study into clinical practice. First-in-human results of ultrasound molecular imaging with BR55 (a kinase insert domain receptor [KDR]–targeted contrast microbubble) in patients with breast and ovarian lesions have been reported in 2017. Taking advantage of microbubble cavitation effect, ultrasound-assisted drug delivery technology also makes great progress. The clinical trial of blood-brain barrier disruption for chemotherapy delivery in the brain had been conducted and confirmed its safety and well toleration in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Moreover, ultrasound provides an advantageous tool for image-guided therapy due to its capability of real-time imaging for deep tissues, contributing to greatly improved localization and targeting of diseased tissues. More interestingly, by imaging these drug-loaded contrast agents, ultrasound-mediated drug delivery can be visualized. All of the above examples help demonstrate the promising potential of ultrasound in precision medicine, not only for disease diagnosis, but also for treatment selection and prognosis evaluation. The present Research Topic here in Frontiers in Pharmacology aims to bring a collection of research describing ultrasound used for precision medicine in diagnosis, drug delivery and image-guided therapy.

Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model And Precision Cancer Therapy
Author: Fuyuhiko Tamanoi
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-11-12
Pages: 178
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Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model and Precision Cancer Therapy, Volume 46 in The Enzymes series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on the history of CAM model development, an overview of various CAM-based cancer models, the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane as an in vivo experimental model to study multiple myelomak, bioluminescent CAM models for screening drugs against pancreatic cancer, X-ray sensitizer screen, patient derived tumor model for esophageal cancer, renal cancer and metastasis, nanoparticle characterization and tumor targeting, and patient derived tumor model for human nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in The Enzymes series

Discovering Precision Health
Author: Lloyd Minor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2020-03-16
Pages: 288
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Today we are on the brink of a much-needed transformative moment for health care. The U.S. health care system is designed to be reactive instead of preventive. The result is diagnoses that are too late and outcomes that are far worse than our level of spending should deliver. In recent years, U.S. life expectancy has been declining. Fundamental to realizing better health, and a more effective health care system, is advancing the disruptive thinking that has spawned innovation in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. That's exactly what Stanford Medicine has done by proposing a new vision for health and health care. In Discovering Precision Health, Lloyd Minor and Matthew Rees describe a holistic approach that will set health care on the right track: keep people healthy by preventing disease before it starts and personalize the treatment of individuals precisely, based on their specific profile. With descriptions of the pioneering work undertaken at Stanford Medicine, complemented by fascinating case studies of innovations from entities including the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, GRAIL, and Impossible Foods, Minor and Rees present a dynamic vision for the future of individual health and health care. Youll see how tools from smartphone technology to genome sequencing to routine blood tests are helping avert illness and promote health. And you'll learn about the promising progress already underway in bringing greater precision to the process of predicting, preventing, and treating a range of conditions, including allergies, mental illness, preterm birth, cancer, stroke, and autism. The book highlights how biomedical advances are dramatically improving our ability to treat and cure complex diseases, while emphasizing the need to devote more attention to social, behavioral, and environmental factors that are often the primary determinants of health. The authors explore thought-provoking topics including: The unlikely role of Google Glass in treating autism How gene editing can advance precision in treating disease What medicine can learn from aviation liHow digital tools can contribute to health and innovation Discovering Precision Health showcases entirely new ways of thinking about health and health care and can help empower us to lead healthier lives.

The Complete Guide To Precision Reflexology 2nd Edition
Author: Jan Williamson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Pages: 138
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This edition provides a complete guide to precision reflexology, covering the basic techniques and knowledge and now includes a new chapter on the latest advanced techniques which have developed in recent years by the author. Redesigned into a user friendly format. Photos have been updated throughout. This text is appropriate for those practitioners already using this technique and for those who have yet to discover it. Precision Reflexology holds the same rationale as other forms of reflexology. It focuses on stimulating "reflex points" on the feet to maintain good health. Precision work connects to a person energetically, responds to the needs of each individual and aims to maintain natural balance. It does not rely on physical pressure but, at the same time, it can be powerful and effective. It can be taught in its own right or it can be adapted to enhance other forms of reflexology in post-graduate training. It provides an added dimension to a treatment and reflects an Eastern approach to healthcare. This book offers a step-by-step guide, with illustrations and charts for its application.

Imaging And Focal Therapy Of Early Prostate Cancer
Author: Thomas J. Polascik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Pages: 396
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Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer evaluates the scientific evidence for the evolving trend to treat low to intermediate risk, clinically localized prostate cancer in a focally ablative manner with novel gland-preserving, focal therapy methods. Various ablative devices such as high intensity focused ultrasound, irreversible electroporation, photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy and laser ablation, among others, are discussed in regard to their strengths and limitations as a therapeutic modality. Emphasis is placed on tumor stage shift towards early stage disease with an increase in unilateral versus bilateral cancers validated by final pathology assessment of large prostatectomy series. Current and new approaches to image cancer foci within the prostate (3-Dimensional contrast-enhanced transrectal ultrasonography, multiparametric magnetic resonance image with spectroscopy, ETC) are presented along with biopsy techniques to map prostate cancer. Patient selection, treatment strategy, outcomes and safety concerns that may provide acceptable cancer control and improved quality of life for patients are all covered in detail. Written by experts in the field and lavishly illustrated with detailed line-art and photographs, Imaging and Focal Therapy of Early Prostate Cancer is a resourceful volume beneficial to practitioners specializing in the treatment and management of prostate cancer.

Radiation Oncology E Book
Author: James D. Cox
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Pages: 1088
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Radiation Oncology: Rationale, Technique, Results, by James D. Cox, MD and K. Kian Ang, MD, PhD, provides you with authoritative guidance on the latest methods for using radiotherapy to treat patients with cancer. Progressing from fundamental principles through specific treatment strategies for the cancers of each organ system, it also addresses the effects of radiation on normal structures and the avoidance of complications. This 9th edition covers the most recent indications and techniques in the field, including new developments in proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). It also features, for the first time, full-color images throughout the text to match those that you see in practice, and uses new color-coded treatment plans to make targets, structures, and doses easier to read at a glance. Evidence from randomized clinical trials is included whenever possible to validate clinical recommendations. The state-of-the-art coverage inside this trusted resource equips you to target cancer as effectively as possible while minimizing harm to healthy tissue. Stands apart as the only book in the field to cover the conceptual framework for the use of radiotherapy by describing the most effective techniques for treatment planning and delivery and presenting the results of each type of therapy. Emphasizes clinical uses of radiation therapy, providing pertinent, easy-to-understand information on state-of-the-art treatments. Includes information useful for non-radiotherapists, making it "recommended reading" for other oncology specialists. Offers a practical, uniform chapter structure to expedite reference. Guides you through the use of the newest radiation oncology techniques, including principles of proton therapy and new developments in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Incorporates evidence from randomized clinical trials whenever possible to validate clinical recommendations. Presents full-color images throughout to match the images that you see in practice. Extensive use of "combination" imaging presents a complete picture of how to more precisely locate and target the radiotherapy field.

Delineating Organs At Risk In Radiation Therapy
Author: Giampiero Ausili Cèfaro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Pages: 152
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region – head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes. ​

Journal Of Precision Teaching And Celeration
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Release Date: 2004
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