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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many cancer patients are having to make the difficult decision to continue with their current cancer regimen or delay treatments.  Cancer patients and physicians must carefully weigh the potential benefit of routine cancer care versus the risk of COVID-19. To help ease these decisions, several peer-reviewed, non-profit cancer care organizations

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Vernon’s Story

Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated at San Francisco CyberKnife.

耿博士在KTSF上谈论前列腺癌

为纪念国家前列腺癌宣传月,旧金山Cyber​​Knife医疗主任和放射肿瘤学家Alexander Geng博士是KTSF的一位客人,讨论前列腺癌。耿博士介绍了前列腺癌的危险因素,体征和症状,目前的统计数据,以及使用Cyber​​Knife®机器人放射外科系统治疗前列腺癌的好处。

Prostate Cancer Treatment and Sexual Function

When deciding which treatment option is best for their prostate cancer, men take numerous factors into consideration.  While their physician’s recommendation does play an important role in the treatment decision, in the end, most men make the choice that is best for them.  That choice is often based on treatment outcomes and side effects, and

Coping with Cancer during the Holidays

As the classic holiday song goes, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  But do you know what else the happiest season of all brings?  Stress.  With all the planning, shopping, decorating and cooking, it’s easy to become tired and overwhelmed.  When cancer treatment is added to the mix, holiday stress can become

Studies Show CyberKnife Provides Excellent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates in Five or Fewer Sessions

Accuray Incorporated, developer and manufacturer of the CyberKnife® System, announced that published data from two multicenter studies using differing protocols provide consistent results and reinforce the use of the CyberKnife system for the effective management of low-and intermediate-risk prostate cancer.  The studies are the largest conducted to date evaluating stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

June is National Cancer Survivor Month, a time to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. During the month, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world unite to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer survivors. It is a time for

Dr. Heuser's CyberKnife Story

 Watch general surgeon, Dr. Louis Heuser, talk about why he chose CyberKnife for the treatment of his prostate cancer. Dr. Heuser was very happy with the quick treatments and the fact that he was able to stay close to home and continue to work and see his patients. It’s Your Prostate, Your Cancer, Your

The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care

March is National Nutrition Month.  A nutrition education and information campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We all know that good nutrition is important for good health.  This statement is even truer for cancer

Preventing Cancer

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half

耿在KTSF-TV上讨论肺癌

  旧金山Cyber​​Knife的放射肿瘤学家兼医学总监Alexander B.Geng博士谈论肺癌。欲了解更多信息,请访问SFCyber​​ Knife.com。

National Radon Action Month

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless

Priscilla's Story

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks.

American Urological Association, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology Release Joint Prostate Cancer Guidelines

Recently, the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) released collaborative clinical guidelines for managing localized prostate cancer which offers a framework for shared decision-making between physicians and patients.  Through this collaboration, the committee provided guidance on active surveillance and on which treatments are

San Francisco CyberKnife

  San Francisco CyberKnife uses revolutionary technology in the fight against cancer, attacking cancer with high doses of precise radiation treatments. Cancer doesn’t fight fair and neither should you.

San Francisco CyberKnife Participates in Juneteenth Event

San Francisco CyberKnife recently participated in the S.F. Juneteenth celebration. The event, held Saturday, June 17, was a day to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.  Thousands of people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area gathered to pay respect and educate the community around the meaning of “Juneteenth.” Juneteenth, also known as

Dong Yuping's Story

  Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Dong Yuping talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Ms. Yuping chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.

Judy Magnusen's Story

  Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Judy Magnusen talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for brain cancer. Judy chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.

Henry Tang's Story

  Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Henry Tang talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer. Mr. Tang chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.

Kidney Cancer Patient Tells Her Story

  After Jan was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer, she completed CyberKnife treatment. She now has no traces of a tumor ever being in her body. Learn more about her experience in this video.

Alliance Healthcare Services and Dignity Health Bay Area Bring Cyberknife® Cancer Treatment to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, and Dignity Health Bay Area announced today the opening of San Francisco CyberKnife, a new cancer treatment center that will begin treating patients June 22.  “We at Dignity Health are very pleased to be offering this advanced radiation therapy option for our patients

Treating Lung Cancer with CyberKnife® Technology

According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and causes more deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined.  An estimated 158,040 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2015, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.

San Francisco CyberKnife Proudly Supports the Radiosurgical Research Institute

The Radiosurgical Research Institute (RRI), a 501c3 public charity, is the only independent medical research organization committed to improving the outcomes of cancer patients treated with radiosurgery.  Its mission is to advance radiosurgery as a cancer treatment through innovation, education, and quality research in collaboration with treatment centers around the world.   Before RRI, radiosurgical

三藩市電腦刀中心的護士和醫生能講中文

自2010年以來,美國亞裔已成為美國人口增長最快的族裔。美國人口普查局的數據報告顯示在美亞裔人口為一千九百四十萬人。目前,美國加州的亞裔人口最多,有六百一十萬,而在美國城市中,三藩市華裔所佔的比例最高,是21.4%。 當有多於一個以上族裔群體生活在一個城市,這些群體就迫切需要資源,特別是涉及到醫療護理領域,這樣多元化人口才能蓬勃發展。 護理人員和患者間的清晰溝通對於安全和高質量的醫療服務是很重要的。 與患者的關係和得到他們的信任取決於理解。 如果病人與護士,醫生不說同一種語言,那麼取得患者全面病歷、了解相關臨床資料、或在治療過程中情感投入的機會就會減少。 醫生與病人不說同一語言所產生的溝通困難並不為奇,但根據對認可醫療機構評審的聯合委員會(JCAHO)指出,一般美國人也沒有理解典型健康信息的能力,更何況那些不講英文或英文不是他們第一語言的人。 研究表明,患者和護理人員之間的溝通失敗可以導致不良事件和醫療失誤。美國國內語言的多樣化比以往大得多,並正在隨著英語能力有限的人口的迅速增長成為一個新的風險,醫療機構正著手處理。 作為三藩市電腦刀中心,我們理解具有講不同語言的護士和醫生的重要性。我們知道我們的患者需要明白醫生提出的重要建議和治療。為了更好地服務我們的患者,我們的一位護士和三位放射腫瘤科醫生都會講中英文。 李翠明(Minnie Li) 護士會講國、粵語和台山話,伍美文(Meiwen Wu) 醫生會講國、粵語,耿本楠(Alexander B. Geng)醫生會講國語,黃敏(Sara M. Huang)醫生會講粵語。 欲知更多三藩市電腦刀工作人員的資料,請點擊這裡。如想聯繫我們或想預約, 請點擊這裡。  

Liver Cancer is on the Rise in the United States

The percentage of Americans developing liver cancer has been rising slowly for several decades.  The American Cancer Society estimates that about 35,660 new cases (25,510 in men and 10,150 in women) will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015 and about 24,550 people (17,030 men and 7,520 women) will die of these cancers.  Several

San Francisco CyberKnife Open House

San Francisco CyberKnife recently had an open house to welcome physicians, hospital staff, and community members to the newly opened center.  The event was a huge success and over 130 people were in attendance to help celebrate!  Physicians from the San Francisco community, staff from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the partnering radiation oncology departments

Study Found Proteins in Urine Can Indicate Pancreatic Cancer

According to a recent study, published in the August 3 edition of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers have found three proteins in urine that indicate early stage pancreatic cancer.  For the study, researchers analyzed 488 urine samples, including 192 from patients with pancreatic cancer, 92 from patients

亞歷山大•耿,醫學博士與KTSF電視會談

&rel=”0″   關注亞歷山大B.耿,放射腫瘤學家和醫學主任在舊金山射波刀,討論了新開的舊金山射波刀,怎麼射波刀治療肺癌,胰腺癌和腦轉移癌,而射波刀治療的病人在KTSF電視的業務好處與生活片段。

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Supports SBRT for Prostate Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently updated their patient guide to support stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer.  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care for patients with cancer.   NCCN aims

San Francisco CyberKnife Partner Hospitals Named “Top Performer” Hospitals

San Francisco CyberKnife would like to congratulate our hospital partners, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital, on being named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.  The hospitals were recognized as part of The

Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control

Treating Pancreatic Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.  It is also one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved

SBRT Effective Option for Inoperable Hepatocelullar Carcinoma

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an effective option for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).   Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer, and most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C) or

Brain Tumors

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  According to the National Brain Tumor Society, who is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, more than 69,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.  A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Shows 98 Percent Prostate Cancer Cure

According to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, a five-year study shows that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a higher cure rate for prostate cancer than more traditional approaches.  The study, the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer, found a 98.6 percent

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute

Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope

New Decision Aids Support Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, over 12,000 people will die from lung cancer in California this year.   One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings.  For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving

SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments

According to research presented at the recent 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), high dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity, and excellent cancer control rates.    Although prostate tumors generally respond well to radiation

Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN).  Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder

Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region.  Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the

KTSF 电视采访耿博士讨论脊椎和椎管内肿瘤

    KTSF 电视采访耿博士讨论脊椎和椎管内肿瘤 观看旧金山肿瘤放射赛波刀中心医疗主任,亚历山大 耿,医学博士,讨论脊柱和脊髓肿瘤。耿博士讨论他是如何与患者用CyberKnife®机器人放射系统和射波刀治疗各种不同的脊椎和背部的良性和恶性肿瘤,达到不用开刀也可以治好病的效果。

亞歷山大博士庚的採訪KTSF電視

    亞歷山大博士庚的採訪KTSF電視 關注亞歷山大•耿,醫學博士,醫療主任和放射腫瘤學家在舊金山射波刀,討論了新開的舊金山射波刀中心,什麼是射波刀機器人放射外科手術系統治療,和射波刀治療的好處患者米娜李在KTSF電視的大家族段。