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New device could make radiation less invasive

Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 17:55:03-04

Breast cancer claims nearly 15,000 lives in Maryland.

A new device could make radiation therapy more effective and less invasive. The spiral device is called Biozorb.

It dissolves in the body, leaving behind tiny titanium clips which spot treat the cancer and provide permanent 3D images of the surgical site.

In many cases, the treatment shortens the course of radiation therapy, sometimes by half. Biozorb is still new, but it is FDA cleared.

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