Novalis Tx® for Pancreatic Tumors

Novalis Tx treats pancreatic cancer with high-dose radiation. Clinical studies are ongoing to test the Novalis Tx’s effectiveness in treating localized, non-metastatic pancreatic cancer. However, preliminary results involving patients with relatively advanced cases of pancreatic cancer suggest that Novalis Tx radiosurgery treatment is well tolerated and provides some clinical benefit. Prior to treatment, doctors implant between three to five small metal markers known as fiducials in or near the tumor that enable the Novalis Tx to pinpoint the tumor location throughout treatment. Implanting the markers is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour. About a week later, patients are fitted with a custom body mold made of soft material that they lie on during treatments. The fitting process is painless. Patients then undergo a CT scan that assists in developing a customized treatment plan.


Key Advantages of Novalis Tx for Pancreatic Tumors

  • 5 Treatments vs 40 with Conventional Treatment
  • Pinpoint Accuracy
  • Few Side Effects
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Recovery Time

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