January 8, 2000 |
Shares of Endocare Inc. posted a double-digit gain for the second day Friday on news that the Irvine company's primary treatment for prostate cancer patients also is effective for patients unsuccessfully treated with radiation. The stock, which hit a low of $2.13 a share exactly a year earlier, reached a 52-week high of $14 during Friday's trading. The stock closed at $12.31, an increase of $1.43--or 13%--over Thursday's close.
November 21, 1994 |
Surgeons at Century City Hospital have for the first time used cryosurgery to treat pancreas tumors, a painful, intractable form of cancer that is almost universally fatal. The innovative technique of killing tumor cells by freezing them to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit is increasingly used on liver and prostate cancers, but had not been applied to the pancreas because of technical difficulties in the surgery. Dr. Kenneth P.
July 19, 2004 |
Breast cancer detection has improved dramatically over the years. With mammograms and other imaging techniques, doctors can now spot tumors at their earliest stages. Yet invasive surgery is still necessary for even small cancers. In a few years, that may not be the case. An experimental treatment may be able to eradicate small cancers without surgery, even stimulating the immune system to prevent recurrences.
May 9, 1993
The first ultrasound-guided cryosurgery for prostate cancer in the greater Los Angeles area was successfully performed at Alhambra Hospital last month on a 52-year-old man. The surgery, which involves freezing and destroying prostate cancer cells, was performed by Drs. Douglas and Mahlon Chinn of the Chinn Urology Medical Group of Arcadia and Dr. Wilson Wong of the Arcadia Radiology Medical Group of Arcadia. Cryosurgery is also being used for treatment of liver tumors.
January 6, 2000
Cryosurgery, which uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancerous cells, was 97% effective on men who had recurrences of prostate cancer, according to the results of a clinical study to be published today in the journal Urology. The study, sponsored by Endocare Inc. in Irvine, found that 42 of the 43 men in the clinical trial have been essentially disease-free since undergoing cryosurgery about two years ago. Cryosurgery has been used to treat first-time cancer patients.
December 30, 1993 |
Hsien T. Meng was out of options. Told a year ago that he had terminal liver cancer, he had little choice but to take matters into his own hands. Meng, 75, a resident of Taiwan, had read that doctors at tiny Alhambra Hospital were successfully using an innovative technique to freeze and destroy malignant tumors. Hoping they might be able to help him, he contacted the hospital. But Meng was told that the doctors were performing the procedure only on prostate cancer patients.