Good results have already been achieved in previous studies
The fat pellet technology is not new. According to De Visser, it was actually used to treat liver tumors in a British study. so called i-GO . Study In Utrecht it is the first that this technique has been examined in women with breast cancer.
For now, the new treatment is still in the early research phase, assures De Visser. Good results have already been achieved in the lab and with lab animals, but the research team at UMC Utrecht now also wants to know if people tolerate the treatment well. “The patient has to lie on her stomach for an hour for the MRI under light sedation.”
The first woman in the study can now receive treatment. Eligible patients for the study were women with advanced breast cancer. Specifically, this pertains to “women with metastatic breast cancer, where the tumor is still present and they do not have surgery in principle,” says de Visser.
Feiten en cijfers
- Ruim 15.700 mensen kregen in 2021 de diagnose borstkanker.
- Gemiddeld is bijna 9 op de 10 patiënten na 5 jaar nog in leven, en 8 op de 10 patiënten na 10 jaar.
- Meer dan 80 procent van de mensen die borstkanker krijgen is 50 jaar of ouder.
- Heel soms krijgen mannen ook borstkanker. Vorig jaar ging het om 133 gevallen.