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Study: Risk of Whole-Brain Radiation Outweighs Benefit

by The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on June 24, 2015

Researchers have found that whole brain radiation therapy – a traditional approach that treats the entire brain rather than targeted areas – did not improve survival for patients with brain metastases (cancer that starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the brain). The side effects of this aggressive treatment had a negative effect on memory, speech and thinking skills. The research suggests that highly focused radiosurgery, such as Gamma Knife surgery, may be best for the brain and the patient’s quality of life.

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Dr. DeYoung Named a ‘Top Doctor’ in Bergen County

by The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on August 14, 2013

Chad DeYoung, M.D., Co-Director of The Gamma Knife Center and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at The Valley Hospital, was named one of “Bergen’s Top Doctors” in the oncology category in a recent issue of (201) Health Magazine, a special publication of Bergen County’s (201) Magazine.
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Gamma Center Co-Director Reflects on Survivorship Celebration

by The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on July 23, 2013

On Saturday, June 8, The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center welcomed more than 200 people to Valley’s 24th annual “Celebration of Life” event commemorating National Cancer Survivors Day. The event, held at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus, honored cancer survivors, their families and friends and their healthcare professionals.
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Esteemed AVM Specialist Visits The Gamma Knife Center

by The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on March 6, 2013

Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., vice chair of clinical research at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s neurosurgery department and head of its Center for Advanced Radiosurgery, recently met with Valley neurosurgery experts at The Gamma Knife Center to discuss their plan for a patient being treated for an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).
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Gamma Knife Treatment for AVMs

by Susan Lombardo, R.N., Nurse Navigator of The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on January 30, 2013

About 300,000 Americans have what’s called arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), essentially flaws in the circulatory system that most likely develop in the womb or soon after birth. These tangles of arteries and veins keep blood from passing normally from arteries to veins, increasing the odds of bleeding in the brain, aneurysms and brain damage.
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