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Continued: Monteris Medical has developed a system for 3-D brain surgery

  • Article by: PATRICK KENNEDY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 9, 2013 - 4:35 PM

“This is definitely a point where we can use this technology to help patients,” Foltz said. “This is unique and they have done a good job of bringing all the technologies together and getting the necessary approvals.”

Dr. John Henson is medical director of the Ivy Center and a fellow at the American Academy of Neurology. He says that there have been a number of treatment advances over the years but in general there are three principal components to treat brain cancer: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

The treatment of brain cancer depends on many variables and Monteris’ Schellhorn acknowledges that there will never be just one therapy for treating the disease.

 

Patrick Kennedy • 612-673-7926

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