Media coverage of TARGIT IORT with Intrabeam following draft recommendation by NICE, UK, July 2014.

25 July 2014 : NICE issued a press release that prompted the following media coverage of TARGIT IORT for breast cancer with Intrabeam

TARGIT IORT for breast cancer using Intrabeam – TV / Radio News and Interviews with Professor Jeffrey Tobias and Professor Jayant Vaidya

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BBC Radio 4: The Today Programme

Sophie Hutchinson reports

 

Interview with Professor Jeffrey Tobias

 

TV Interviews

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Newspaper articles

Single-dose radiotherapy eases breast cancer stress

The Times 

Thousands of women with breast cancer will be offered a new form of radiotherapy to spare them weeks of gruelling treatment. The half-hour treatment is carried out at the same time as surgery, and trials showed that women found it easier, quicker and less …

Half-hour breast cancer treatment can replace weeks of radiotherapy

Daily Mail – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎

Tens of thousands of women with breast cancer could soon be offered a single 30-minute shot of radiotherapy, sparing them weeks of exhausting treatment. The new treatment called intrabeam radiotherapy is delivered during surgery, while the patient is still …

NICE gives go ahead to intrabeam radiotherapy for breast cancer

The BMJ – ‎Jul 29, 2014‎
Intrabeam radiotherapy, a single dose treatment used during surgery for patients with breast cancer, has been given the go ahead for use in the NHS in England.
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Breast cancer patients to get new quick radiotherapy treatment

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Trials have shown that cancer returned in less than five years in three per cent of women treated with Intrabeam compared with one per cent of women who had traditional radiotherapy. However overall survival five years after diagnosis was not significantly …

Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment

The Guardian – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the health finance watchdog. In draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) said the treatment option should be considered for people with early …

NHS approves one-shot breast cancer therapy treatment

The Independent – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Intrabeam‘ radiotherapy involves injecting a single shot of radiation inside the breast during surgery, meaning patients with early breast cancer do not have to keep attending treatment sessions. Early stage breast cancer is classed as such when the tumour is …

Cancer therapy on offer more widely

Swindon Advertiser – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
PIONEERING breast cancer treatment will be available to up to 150 women with any type of tumour and of any age across Swindon on the NHS, it has been announced. Earlier this year, the Great Western Hospital launched an appeal to fund new …

UK to adopt Indian-origin expert’s breast cancer treatment

Hindustan Times – ‎17 hours ago‎
Carole Longson, director National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, said on Friday: “Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the intrabeam radiotherapy system only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the …

News Articles on TV channels

BBC 6pm News: Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

 

BBC TV: Marcelle Bernstein: No side effects from breast cancer treatment

Marcelle Bernstein talks about the pioneering breast cancer treatment she received two years ago which is to be offered on the NHS.

BBC: Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

Health / 25 July 2014

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS. The dose…

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New radiotherapy ‘eliminates need for numerous visits’

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the need for numerous hospital visits. Regular radiotherapy typically requires numerous doses …

‘Innovative’ radiotherapy for breast cancer sufferers

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
The National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) gave intrabeam radiotherapy the seal of approval for use on the NHS. The treatment involves administering a single dose of radiotherapy to patients during surgery. A single dose of radiotherapy …

Single dose radiotherapy approved for breast cancer sufferers

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
An “innovative” form of radiotherapy for patients in the early stages of breast cancer has been approved on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) gave the green light for “revolutionary” intrabeam radiotherapy. Share · Tweet …

Single-Shot Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer

Sky News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice). In new draft guidance, Nice said the treatment option should be considered for people with early stage breast cancer.

 

For breast cancer patients like me, the age of refinement is truly transforming

The Guardian – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Single-dose radiotherapy could transform breast cancer treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy, which has go-ahead for NHS use, is given during surgery, eliminating need for additional hospital trips. Published: 25 Jul 2014 …

Intrabeam radiotherapy, boon for breast cancer patients

Delhi Daily News – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Professor Carole Longson, director of health technology evaluation at Nice, said in a statement: “It’s still a new treatment – so far only six centres in the UK have used the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System to treat early breast cancer. Because it is still relatively …

‘Revolutionary’ new cancer therapy

Harborough Mail – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

‘One stop’ breast cancer surgery wins NHS go-ahead

Express.co.uk – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
The revolutionary laser treatment could transform the way doctors treat early stage breast cancer and save the health service £50million. Charities hailed the decision as “exciting” and said that often the Intrabeam radiotherapy is the only treatment women …

One dose therapy for some breast cancer patients

WebMD.Boots.com – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
25th July 2014 – A new one-shot radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients has been provisionally recommended for use by the NHS in England. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System, is administered from inside …

‘Revolutionary’ breast cancer therapy wins NHS backing

Halifax Evening Courier – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from a “revolutionary” new type of radiotherapy delivered during surgery. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use for people with early-stage breast cancer.

NICE to OK single-shot radiotherapy for breast cancer

PharmaTimes – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
NICE has, however, stipulated that doctors must fully inform patients of all their treatment choices so that they can make informed decisions, enter details about all of those treatment with intrabeam radiotherapy onto a national register, and audit, review and …

Breast cancer: ‘revolutionary’ one-shot treatment for NHS

The Week UK – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
“It’s still a new treatment – so far only six centres in the UK have used the Intrabeam radiotherapy system to treat early breast cancer,” says Professor Carole Longson, director of health technology evaluation at Nice. “Because it is still relatively new it is only …

Breakthrough breast cancer treatment given the go-ahead

The Voice of Russia – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
The new treatment is a single dose of radiotherapy administered during a patient’s cancer surgery that will eliminate the need for multiple radiotherapy follow-up sessions. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given the go-ahead for NHS use and will soon be …

New breast cancer treatment can tackle disease in one day

Irish Mirror – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Thousands of women with breast cancer could benefit from a new treatment that tackles the disease in a day. Intrabeam radiotherapy is an X-ray device that blasts a high dose of radiation directly into a tumour. Draft guidance from the National Institute for …

News digest July 25 2014

Nursing Standard – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer patients could benefit from a new type of radiotherapy that could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use …

Breast cancer zapped by fast new radiotherapy

Shiny Shiny – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
After a tumour is removed, doctors use the intrabeam radiotherapy system to insert a probe into the breast and deliver a concentrated dose of radiation directly to the site of the malignancy. A trial on 2000 women led by a UK team found that this had a similar …

Breast cancer: Single-shot therapy to be offered on NHS

Metro – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
A new treatment for breast cancer that consists of a single shot is set to be available on the NHS. The technique, known as intra-operative radiation, concentrates a dose of radiation that is injected from inside the breast during surgery, once a tumour has been …

NHS Approves “One Shot” Cancer Blast to Replace Weeks of Radiotherapy

Gizmodo UK – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
The group that decides what treatments are allowed to be dished out by the NHS has approved a new form of radiation treatment, with the intra-operative radiation therapy hopefully providing a one-time blast to obliterate the remnants of breast cancer in those …

‘Revolutionary’ breast cancer therapy wins NHS backing

Todmorden Today – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from a “revolutionary” new type of radiotherapy delivered during surgery. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use for people with early-stage breast cancer.

Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

The Guardian Nigeria – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS. The dose of radiation is delivered from inside the breast, once a tumour has been removed in surgery. It would benefit up to …

‘Revolutionary’ single-dose breast cancer treatment begins in UK

BreakingNews.ie – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment.Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

Single-Shot Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer

City Talk 105.9 – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice). In new draft guidance, Nice said the treatment option should be considered for people with early stage breast cancer.

‘Revolutionary’ new cancer therapy

Belfast Telegraph – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional go-ahead for NHS use by the health finance watchdog. In new draft guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care excellence (Nice) said that the treatment option should be considered for people with …

cancer therapy

ITN – ‎Jul 25, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

NHS gave a green signal for the revolutionary new breast cancer therapy

The Football Examiner – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an “innovative” new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment. Intrabeam radiotherapy has been given a provisional …

New radiotherapy ‘eliminates need for numerous visits’

ITV News – ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
Unlike regular radiotherapy, with the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System only one dose is required. This single dose is given at the same time as surgery, eliminating the need for numerous hospital visits. Regular radiotherapy typically requires numerous doses …

TARGIT-A trial of IORT for breast cancer – Adequate follow up for a large number of patients.

Click to access the PDF file: Adequacy of follow up duration in TARGIT-A trial of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer

Adequacy of follow up duration in the TARGIT-A trial 

In this short paper, we provide a detailed explanation about the follow-up of the TARGIT-A trial[1, 2] and clarify how it is long enough to be relied upon to guide the application of TARGIT using Intrabeam in routine clinical practice in appropriate patients. We have explained this in the correspondence columns of the Lancet (17 May 2014)

It may appear tempting to speculate that years in the future a difference in local recurrence will become apparent and the difference in mortality that we have already seen will go away, but neither our data nor previous trial results support this speculation, which ignores our understanding about the complex natural history of breast cancer and robust literature about the toxic effects of EBRT on other organs such as the heart.

Continuing to ignore the TARGIT-A trial data can potentially put a large proportion of breast cancer patients at a significant disadvantage. Continue reading

TARGIT at St Gallen Breast Cancer symposium

TARGIT at the consensus meeting, St Gallen Breast Cancer symposium, March 2011

19 March 2011

At the 12th International St.Gallen Breast Cancer Conference 
16-19 March 2011 / St.Gallen, Switzerland,(~4200 delegates) at the Consensus session on the last day of the conference voted in favour of using intraoperative radiotherapy.

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