Mercy Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Debashish Bose, Discusses NanoKnife for Cancer Treatment

January 11, 2021
Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

There's a special treatment for liver and pancreatic cancers called NanoKnife and it kills cancer cells.

The advanced system does not rely on heat. Instead, it uses a more natural method that destroys only targeted tissue. That spares critical structures, including vessels, nerves and ducts.

According to Dr. Debashish Bose, Medical Director of The Center for Hepatobiliary Disease at Mercy, after a patient undergoes chemotherapy and radiation, surgeons are able to treat tumors using the NanoKnife system.

“It consists of basically surrounding a tumor with needle probes that generate an electric field. That electric field actually induces the cancer cells to die without causing thermal damage. And the reason to use the NanoKnife is often because tumors can be close to or even surround vital structures,” Dr. Bose explained.

Doctors can treat tumors they would not otherwise be able to remove in a conventional way.

View Dr. Debashish Bose’s interview regarding the NanoKnife for the treatment of liver and pancreatic cancers.


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