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Lumenis Laser System Used to Treat Radiation Injuries Associated with Cancer Treatment
New Clinical Results on Use of UltraPulse® in Treating Patients Suffering from Chronic Radiation Dermatitis to be presented at the French Laser Society Meeting
The results from the study, "Fractional Epidermal Grafting in Combination with Laser Therapy as a Novel Approach in Treating Radiation Dermatitis,"
"Skin radiation injury can be a major challenge for patients undergoing radiotherapy during cancer treatment," said Dr. Tran. "The use of the UltraPulse (http://www.lumenis.com/
Radiation dermatitis, which can be acute or chronic, is one of the most common side effects of radiotherapy. Currently, there is no treatment for chronic radiation dermatitis, which is a side effect of the beam ionizing radiation used in radiotherapy, especially in patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer or sarcoma. Acute radiation dermatitis can occur within hours of radiation exposure, leading to structural tissue damage, irreversible damage to DNA, and skin inflammation. 1,2,3
"Chronic radiation dermatitis impacts approximately 95 percent of patients who receive radiotherapy, said Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO of Lumenis. "With this critical need for a treatment, we are pleased to discuss this important data with the European medical laser community in the exploration of possible treatment options for these patients. Lumenis is committed to the research and development of innovative solutions to enhance the management and quality of life for cancer patients suffering from radiation dermatitis". For more information visit us: http://www.lumenis.com/