Medical Terminology

  • January 23, 2014: The Tumor Radiobiology of SRS and SBRT: Are More Than the 5 Rs Involved?

    Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR), are rapidly becoming accepted practice for the radiation therapy of certain tumors. Typically, SRS and SBRT involve the delivery of 1 or a …

  • October 7, 2013: Early stage of cancer curable though Robotic Radio-surgery ‘Cyberknife’

    From Web Edition KARACHI: Project Director CyberKnife Unit, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Prof Tariq Mehmood, on Saturday informed that the early stage of cancer is curable though latest Robotic Radio-surgery Cyberknife and treatment of cancer is available in Karachi. …

  • August 29, 2013: What is Hypofractionation?

    Radiation treatment in which the total dose of radiation is divided into large doses and treatments are given less than once a day. Also called hypofractionated radiation therapy.

  • August 29, 2013: What is Palliative Care?

    When a curative approach is not possible as a medical option or prognosis, palliative care or palliation can be offered by an oncologist or other cancer specialist to mitigate a patient’s suffering, extend their life, provide local control of their …

  • August 29, 2013: What is Curative Care?

    In Radiosurgery, a curative approach is intended to non-invasively and painlessly ablate or destroy a patient’s benign or malignant tumor or cancerous cells thereby producing results or clinical outcomes on par with or better than surgery. The term is often …

  • January 15, 2013: What is Ablation?

    In medicine, ablation is the same as removal of a part of biological tissue.