Radiology and Oncology Team at Hadassah Save Little Girl’s Eye
The Hadassah Medical Center's radiologists and oncologists joined forces to save the life and the sight of a seven-year-old girl afflicted with a cancerous tumor in her eye that was causing her eyeball to bulge out of its socket.
With the help of an innovative simulator, Hadassah's physicians, under the guidance of Dr. Marc Wygoda, Director of the Radiation Onocology Unit, were able to pinpoint the precise location of the girl's tumor. They identified the optimal radiation fields so that they could prevent the radiation from harming nearby healthy tissue. Thanks to a combination of this high-dose radiation and chemotherapy, the patient is now a healthy young girl, with her eyeball back in its socket, full use of both eyes, and the promise for a bright future.
Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews
When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a
solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new
medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its
feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation
potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life
science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer,
Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at
Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and
commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here
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