Catheter ablation of breast cancer

Many new techniques are currently being developed where breast cancer can be removed with catheters, either with heat, cold or electricity. The benefit of this technique is that the patient will not have to undergo major surgery for the treatment. Mainly patients with relatively small tumors are eligible for this treatment. There is still a lot of further research needed on this specific technique to secure its effectivity and safety and to assess whether it is also the best suitable treatment. We would like to continue the development of this very patient-friendly treatment of breast cancer. However, the research regarding this treatment is very costly. We are happy to be given partial subsidy for our research on this subject (NanoKnife) by Stichting Coolsingel in December 2017.

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