Navigation Links
Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

For patients with cancer of the mouth and throat, surgery is a frequent course of treatment, often leading to speech and swallowing dysfunction and external scarring. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, have completed two studies ?the most comprehensive and largest to date ?that demonstrate the effective use of the daVinci Surgical Robotic System to perform Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) which greatly reduces surgical trauma for patients. Their initial findings will be presented Monday, May 16th at 11:45 a.m., at the combined annual meetings of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) experts ?the Triologic Society, May 13th through16th, in Boca Raton, Florida.

PENN physicians anticipate that the application of the daVinci System to treat mouth and throat cancers will allow for complete tumor removal while helping to preserve voice and swallowing function. "The daVinci Robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated into cardiac and urologic surgery. Patients are reaping the benefits with decreased bleeding, less pain, and are able to return to work sooner," said otorhinolaryngologist Neil G. Hockstein, MD, who served as lead investigator for both studies. "I saw the potential to apply the attributes of surgical robotics to the treatment of head and neck cancer and we've successfully devised novel approaches to introduce the robotic arms through the mouth into the throat and voice box."

For head and neck tumors, treatments often involve a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In many cases, surgery offers the greatest chance of cure. Conventional cancer surgery can consist of an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw in half. This can result in speech and swallowing deficits for patients. "The research we've done to date suggests that TORS has great potential to improve the way we treat head and neck
'"/>

Source:University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers discover way to make cells in the eye sensitive to light
2. Researchers find how protein allows insects to detect and respond to pheromones
3. Researchers Uncover Key Step In Manufacture of Memory Protein
4. Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon
5. Researchers identify target for cancer drugs
6. Researchers discover molecule that causes secondary stroke
7. Researchers find missing genes of ancient organism
8. Researchers trace evolution to relatively simple genetic changes
9. Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal
10. UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss
11. VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

(Date:7/31/2015)... juli 2015 Den 10. internationale konference om ... den 22. - 25. oktober i Shenzhen ... 10-års fødselsdag i år. Siden starten i 2006 er ... på ,omik,-feltet, og er en af de mest dynamiske, ... fokuserer på nylige gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ,omik,-forskning, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 BGI llevará a ... ) del 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015, ... La conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario este año. Desde ... una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo ... de las conferencias científicas más dinámicas, entusiastas y amenas. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... China , 31 de julho de 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... (ICG-10, www.icg-10.org ) será realizada pela BGI de 22-25 ... . A conferência está celebrando seu ... em 2006, a ICG se tornou uma das reuniões ... um dos encontros científicos mais dinâmicos, entusiastas e prazerosos. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 3A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 3
... Evolution Group participated in an international research that has resulted ... fly species. The study also includes new data on the ... sixty million years. The research, published in Nature, was ... over the world and consisted in the analysis of the ...
... Inc. and the Prostate Cancer Foundation today announced they ... Program (for Special Team Amplification of Research), an innovative ... heat in cancer therapy to treat prostate cancer, as ... is being launched for the first phase of research ...
... (November 15, 2007) -- In response to the need ... populations of the threatened staghorn coral, Diego Lirman, Ph.D., ... Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) have ... of staghorn corals. The goals of the coral ...
Cached Biology News:Genome comparison of 12 fruit fly species 2Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration 2Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration 3Safeway Inc. and PCF to fund landmark prostate cancer research collaboration 4New south Florida nursery to focus on staghorn corals 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... DIEGO , Aug. 3, 2015  Aethlon Medical, Inc. ... biofiltration devices to treat life-threatening diseases, today announced that ... conference call and webcast on Thursday, August 13, 2015 ... and webcast will follow the release of fiscal 2016 ... will be available approximately two hours after the call ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... -- E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a Delaware ... Therapy device ("BST Device"), a new and novel electrotherapy ... wounds, today announced that the Company has signed its ... in medical devices, for the marketing and distribution of ... years old, sales, marketing and distribution company in ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015   Intrexon Corporation ... release first half and second quarter 2015 financial results ... , 2015.  The Company will host a conference call ... provide a general business update. The conference ... and 1-412-902-4262 (International), and asking to join the "Intrexon ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... According to a new market ... Asia to Witness Highest Growth ... cell culture market was valued at US$ 586.1 Mn in ... of 29.1% to account for US$ 2,717.6 Mn by ... 3D cell culture refers to a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aethlon Medical To Host First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Investor Call on August 13, 2015 2E-QURE Corp Signs Second Distribution Agreement in Israel 2E-QURE Corp Signs Second Distribution Agreement in Israel 3Intrexon to Announce First Half and Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on August 10th 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 4
... Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN ) today announced that management ... in San Francisco on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11:00 ... presentation will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of ... to listen to the live webcast, it will be archived ...
... CRANBURY, N.J., Jan. 8 Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... J. Barer, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. ... Officer of Celgene Corporation. As an industry veteran, ... and a reputation as a trusted and respected leader ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. January 7, 2008 Researchers from Harvard ... for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that ... new nanotechnology applications. , The study, led by Federico Capasso, ... of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), will be published as ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amicus Therapeutics Adds Sol J. Barer, Ph.D. to Board of Directors 2Researchers measure elusive repulsive force from quantum fluctuations 2
... the ultimate in utility and flexibility press-to-seal ... the needs of the researcher. They are ... or as sheet material that can be ... isolators are autoclavable and non-cytotoxic and can ...
2,4-Dinitrophenyl hapten is conjugated to Human Serum Albumin (HSA) protein through lysine....
IC50: 3 ng/ml · Limit of detection: 0.5 ng/ml...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to PPP1CC immobilized on solid support....
Biology Products: