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TARGIT-IORT research showcased by UCL in its #MadeAtUCL campaign

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Intrabeam TARGIT IORT for breast cancer – NICE approval 2017

 

NICE Recommendation of Intrabeam TARGIT IORT for breast cancer

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NICE tweet about their recommendation of Intrabeam for breast cancer

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British Medical Journal: NICE recommends controlled intrabeam use for breast cancer after three year delay bmj.j725.full_.pdf

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BreastCancerNow: Intrabeam TARGIT IORT gives better quality of life

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Daily Mirror: Thousands of women with early breast cancer should receive radiotherapy with surgery

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DailyMail: Blast of radiation you get DURING operation for breast cancer could spare patients weeks of gruelling treatment

 

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LiveWire: Intrabeam TARGIT IORT effective”

 

Swindon Advertiser: GWH cancer project will save 120 women trip to Oxford each year

 

BBC Wiltshire coverage of Intrabeam TARGIT IORT

 

PharmaTimes: NICE backs targeted breast cancer therapy

 

Indian Express about Intrabeam TARGIT IORT

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TARGIT IORT on BBC Inside Health, July 2016

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BBC Inside Health programme 5 and 6 July 2016

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Intrabeam |TARGIT IORT discussion starts at 12:14 min

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07j537l

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Media coverage of after BMJ press release about environmental and social benefit of TARGIT IORT for breast cancer

 

BMJ Blog

British Medical Journal – BMJ – May 10, 2016

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More Virtues of One-Stop Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

Medscape – May 10, 2016

 

Treating breast cancer patients with single-dose targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT) at the time of surgery substantially reduces the burden on patients’ lives and on the environment in comparison with traditional radiotherapy, an analysis by …

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Intra-operative Radiation For Breast Cancer Better For Patients and Environment

MedicalResearch.com (blog) – May 9, 2016

 

Prof. Vaidya: TARGIT-A randomised clinical trial (ISRCTN34086741) compared giving TARGIT IORT during lumpectomy vs. traditional EBRT given …

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Targeted radiotherapy during surgery cuts breast cancer patients’ travel – study

BT.com – ‎May 9, 2016‎

 

Giving breast cancer patients a targeted dose of radiotherapy during surgery would save them millions of miles travelling to and from hospital appointments, according to a study. The procedure, which is widely available in other countries but not on …

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Radiotherapy during breast cancer surgery cuts cost and time

OnMedica – ‎May 10, 2016

 

Giving patients undergoing surgery for early-stage breast cancer a single, targeted intraoperative dose of radiotherapy saves women hundreds of miles and many hours of travel, costs and fuel and has the potential to cut the UK’s carbon dioxide (CO2) …

 

 

Radiotherapy during surgery could save millions of travel miles and tons of CO2

Medical Xpress – ‎May 9, 2016‎

 

One targeted dose of radiotherapy given during surgery to remove early stage breast cancer could save millions of travel miles, enough CO2 emissions for a 100 hectare forest, and free up thousands of hours of women’s time, concludes research published …

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Radiotherapy technique ‘cuts patient travel times’

World First Travel Insurance – May 10, 2016

 

Breast cancer sufferers could save themselves unnecessary long journeys if Britain adopted a radiotherapyprocedure already used by several other countries, a report claims. Patients waste “unnecessary” journeys averaging out at 100 miles and nearly …

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Targeted radiotherapy during surgery cuts breast cancer patients’ travel – study

Daily Mail – By Press Association  – May 9th 2016, 11:14:58 pm

 

Giving breast cancer patients a targeted dose of radiotherapy during surgery would save them millions of miles travelling to and from hospital appointments, …

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Breast cancer find reduces radiotherapy: Single high-powered shot given during surgery could help 20,000 patients avoid weeks of daily treatment 

Daily Mail – Health By Ben Spencer, Health Correspondent- May 9th 2016, 10:58:39 pm

 

High powered intrabeam radiotherapy, delivered during surgery while a patient is still under anaesthetic, takes as little as 20 minutes (file photo).

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Radiotherapy during surgery could save millions of travel miles and tons of CO2

EurekAlert (press release) – ‎May 9, 2016‎

 

One targeted dose of radiotherapy given during surgery to remove early stage breast cancer could save millions of travel miles, enough CO2 emissions for a 100 hectare forest, and free up thousands of hours of women’s time, concludes research published …

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Targeted radiotherapy during surgery cuts breast cancer patients’ travel – study

South Wales Guardian – ‎May 9, 2016‎

 

Under current standard treatment for breast cancer, the cancerous tissue is cut out in a procedure known as a lumpectomy and patients then undergo a course of daily radiotherapy lasting three to six weeks. But under an alternative form of treatment ..

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TARGIT IORT news in Summer 2015

 

The Wall Street Journal, 25 Aug 2015 features TARGIT IORT for breast cancer

 

The main article: Alternative Way to Treat Early-Stage Breast Cancer With Radiation

TARGIT-IORT-featured-in-The-Wall-Street-Journal-25-August-2015.pdf

 

The author Melinda Becks explains in a video interview below New Thinking on Radiation for Breast Cancer Treatment.

 

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The West Australian: Breast Cancer Breakthrough- Revolution in radiotherapy , 31 August 2015

Media coverage of TARGIT IORT with Intrabeam following draft recommendation by NICE, UK, July 2014.

 

25 July 2014 : NICE issued a press release that prompted the following media coverage of TARGIT IORT for breast cancer with Intrabeam

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Newspaper articles

Single-dose radiotherapy eases breast cancer stress

The Times 

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Thousands of women with breast cancer will be offered a new form of radiotherapy to spare them weeks of gruelling treatment. The half-hour treatment is carried out at the same time as surgery, and trials showed that women found it easier, quicker and less …

Half-hour breast cancer treatment can replace weeks of radiotherapy …

Daily Mail – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

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Tens of thousands of women with breast cancer could soon be offered a single 30-minute shot of radiotherapy, sparing them weeks of exhausting treatment. The new treatment called intrabeam radiotherapy is delivered during surgery, while the patient is still …

NICE gives go ahead to intrabeam radiotherapy for breast cancer

The BMJ – ‎Jul 29, 2014‎

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Intrabeam radiotherapy, a single dose treatment used during surgery for patients with breast cancer, has been given the go ahead for use in the NHS in England.

More newpaper articles

Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment

The Guardian – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the health finance watchdog. In draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) said the treatment option should be considered for people with early …

NHS approves one-shot breast cancer therapy treatment

The Independent – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

‘Intrabeam‘ radiotherapy involves injecting a single shot of radiation inside the breast during surgery, meaning patients with early breast cancer do not have to keep attending treatment sessions. Early stage breast cancer is classed as such when the tumour is …

Cancer therapy on offer more widely

Swindon Advertiser – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

PIONEERING breast cancer treatment will be available to up to 150 women with any type of tumour and of any age across Swindon on the NHS, it has been announced. Earlier this year, the Great Western Hospital launched an appeal to fund new …

UK to adopt Indian-origin expert’s breast cancer treatment

Hindustan Times – ‎17 hours ago‎

 

Carole Longson, director National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, said on Friday: “Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the intrabeam radiotherapy system only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the …

News Articles on TV channels

BBC 6pm News: Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

 

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

BBC TV: Marcelle Bernstein: No side effects from breast cancer treatment

 

Marcelle Bernstein talks about the pioneering breast cancer treatment she received two years ago which is to be offered on the NHS.

BBC: Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod 

Health / 25 July 2014

 

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS. The dose…

New radiotherapy ‘eliminates need for numerous visits’

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the need for numerous hospital visits. Regular radiotherapy typically requires numerous doses …

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‘Innovative’ radiotherapy for breast cancer sufferers

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

The National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) gave intrabeam radiotherapy the seal of approval for use on the NHS. The treatment involves administering a single dose of radiotherapy to patients during surgery. A single dose of radiotherapy …

Single dose radiotherapy approved for breast cancer sufferers

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

An “innovative” form of radiotherapy for patients in the early stages of breast cancer has been approved on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) gave the green light for “revolutionary” intrabeam radiotherapy. Share · Tweet …

Single-Shot Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer

Sky News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice). In new draft guidance, Nice said the treatment option should be considered for people with early stage breast cancer.

For breast cancer patients like me, the age of refinement is truly transforming

The Guardian – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy, which has go-ahead for NHS use, is given during surgery, eliminating need for additional hospital trips. Published: 25 Jul 2014 …

Intrabeam radiotherapy, boon for breast cancer patients

Delhi Daily News – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Professor Carole Longson, director of health technology evaluation at Nice, said in a statement: “It’s still a new treatment – so far only six centres in the UK have used the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System to treat early breast cancer. Because it is still relatively …

‘Revolutionary’ new cancer therapy

Harborough Mail – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

‘One stop’ breast cancer surgery wins NHS go-ahead

Express.co.uk – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

The revolutionary laser treatment could transform the way doctors treat early stage breast cancer and save the health service £50million. Charities hailed the decision as “exciting” and said that often the Intrabeam radiotherapy is the only treatment women …

One dose therapy for some breast cancer patients

WebMD.Boots.com – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

25th July 2014 – A new one-shot radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients has been provisionally recommended for use by the NHS in England. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System, is administered from inside …

‘Revolutionary’ breast cancer therapy wins NHS backing

Halifax Evening Courier – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from a “revolutionary” new type of radiotherapy delivered during surgery. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use for people with early-stage breast cancer.

NICE to OK single-shot radiotherapy for breast cancer

PharmaTimes – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

NICE has, however, stipulated that doctors must fully inform patients of all their treatment choices so that they can make informed decisions, enter details about all of those treatment with intrabeam radiotherapy onto a national register, and audit, review and …

Breast cancer: ‘revolutionary’ one-shot treatment for NHS

The Week UK – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

“It’s still a new treatment – so far only six centres in the UK have used the Intrabeam radiotherapy system to treat early breast cancer,” says Professor Carole Longson, director of health technology evaluation at Nice. “Because it is still relatively new it is only …

Breakthrough breast cancer treatment given the go-ahead

The Voice of Russia – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

The new treatment is a single dose of radiotherapy administered during a patient’s cancer surgery that will eliminate the need for multiple radiotherapy follow-up sessions. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given the go-ahead for NHS use and will soon be …

 

New breast cancer treatment can tackle disease in one day

Irish Mirror – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Thousands of women with breast cancer could benefit from a new treatment that tackles the disease in a day. Intrabeam radiotherapy is an X-ray device that blasts a high dose of radiation directly into a tumour. Draft guidance from the National Institute for …

 

News digest July 25 2014

Nursing Standard – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could benefit from a new type of radiotherapy that could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use …

Breast cancer zapped by fast new radiotherapy

Shiny Shiny – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

After a tumour is removed, doctors use the intrabeam radiotherapy system to insert a probe into the breast and deliver a concentrated dose of radiation directly to the site of the malignancy. A trial on 2000 women led by a UK team found that this had a similar …

Breast cancer: Single-shot therapy to be offered on NHS

Metro – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

A new treatment for breast cancer that consists of a single shot is set to be available on the NHS. The technique, known as intra-operative radiation, concentrates a dose of radiation that is injected from inside the breast during surgery, once a tumour has been …

NHS Approves “One Shot” Cancer Blast to Replace Weeks of Radiotherapy

Gizmodo UK – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

The group that decides what treatments are allowed to be dished out by the NHS has approved a new form of radiation treatment, with the intra-operative radiation therapy hopefully providing a one-time blast to obliterate the remnants of breast cancer in those …

‘Revolutionary’ breast cancer therapy wins NHS backing

Todmorden Today – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from a “revolutionary” new type of radiotherapy delivered during surgery. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use for people with early-stage breast cancer.

Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

The Guardian Nigeria – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS. The dose of radiation is delivered from inside the breast, once a tumour has been removed in surgery. It would benefit up to …

 

‘Revolutionary’ single-dose breast cancer treatment begins in UK

BreakingNews.ie – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment.Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

 

Single-Shot Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer

City Talk 105.9 – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice). In new draft guidance, Nice said the treatment option should be considered for people with early stage breast cancer.

‘Revolutionary’ new cancer therapy

Belfast Telegraph – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

 

Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the health finance watchdog. In new draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) said that the treatment option should be considered for people with …

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Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an β€œinnovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional β€¦

 

NHS gave a green signal for the revolutionary new breast cancer therapy

The Football Examiner β€“ β€ŽJul 24, 2014β€Ž

 

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an β€œinnovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional β€¦

 

New radiotherapy β€˜eliminates need for numerous visits’

ITV News β€“ β€ŽJul 24, 2014β€Ž

 

Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the need for numerous hospital visits. Regular radiotherapy typically requires numerous doses β€¦

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Media coverage of 5-year results of TARGIT-A trial of TARGIT IORT for breast cancer published in the Lancet on 11 Nov 2013

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Newspapers

 

Daily Telegraph: A revolution in breast cancer therapy Results from a major trial of TARGIT are published today in The Lancet, and suggest that it could revolutionise breast cancer treatment.  TARGIT Telegraph e-paper – The Daily Telegraph – 11 Nov 2013 – Page #26

 

Daily Mail: One-stop breast cancer treatment: Radiation breakthrough will help thousands

 

Herald Scotland: Radiotherapy after surgery could aid breast cancer recovery

 

Daily Mail:    Me and my operation: The one-stop breast cancer op that spares women weeks of radiotherapy Actual A3 size

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Other Medical Journals

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Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology: Research Highlights  Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy – one pit stop for breast cancer treatment

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News channels on the web
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ASCO POST Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy Concurrent With Lumpectomy Non-inferior to External-Beam Radiotherapy in Preventing Local Breast Cancer Recurrence

 

MedPage Today: Radiation at Surgery Equal to Whole-Breast RT

 

Medscape: ‘One-Stop’ Radiotherapy Saves Time With Breast Cancer

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Medical News Today: Breast cancer radiotherapy during surgery could ease treatment

 

The Information Daily: Targeted radiotherapy during surgery vital for breast cancer recovery

 

Doctors Lounge: Intraoperative Radiotherapy Promising for Breast Cancer

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Monthly Prescribing Reference: Intraoperative Radiotherapy Promising for Breast Cancer

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News-Medical.net: Targeted radiotherapy could offer viable alternative to current …

 

Medical Research.com Breast Cancer: Intraoperative vs Whole Breast Radiotherapy

 

medicalphysicsweb Targeted radiotherapy is a viable option

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ecancerNews “One-stop” radiotherapy could offer an alternative to lengthy and inconvenient post-surgery procedures for breast cancer

 

Today Topics “One-stop” radiotherapy could offer an alternative to lengthy and inconvenient post-surgery procedures for breast cancer

 

Irish Medical Times One-stop radiotherapy for breast cancer

 

Institution news
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UCL News New system of radiotherapy

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UCLH News Single dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer care: A ‘single shot’ of radiation could revolutionise breast cancer treatment in the NHS according to the findings of a 13-year study.

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Whittington Health News   ‘One-step’ procedure may offer alternative to lengthy radiotherapy sessions   and Catchup Newletter  PDF

 

National Institute of Health Research Department of Health Intraoperative Radiation for Breast Cancer Study in The Lancet

 

Altmetrics which measures online attention, as of 18 November 2013, puts this paper in 99% centile of all 1.6 million papers it has ever tracked – and it is in the 98% centile amongst all articles in the Lancet – click here to see the latest Altmetric on the TARGIT-A 2013 Lancet paper

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Television

Central Chinese Television –  British “one-stop” breast cancer treatment can shorten the course of radiotherapy for breast cancer TARGIT for Breast Cancer

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