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UCSD Treats Patients with SAVI
ASBD Satellite Symposium
SAVI Physician Partnership
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Editorial Advisory Board



Cara Hahs, M.D.

Patricia Hardenbergh, M.D.

Robert Kuske, M.D.

Gail Lebovic, M.D.

Coral Quiet, M.D.

John Sweet, M.S.

Vic Zannis, M.D.


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Minneapolis, MN
July 22-26



Second Site Treats Patients with SAVITM Applicator

The University of California, San Diego has now expanded their cutting-edge breast brachytherapy program to include the SAVI applicator.  Radiation oncologist Dr. Catheryn Yashar successfully treated patients with SAVI last month in San Diego.


Also, physicians shared their experiences with “Cavity Conforming Brachytherapy” at an ASBD Satellite Symposium in San Francisco.  A summary of the event is available below.





UCSD Adds SAVI to Breast Brachytherapy Program


The University of California, San Diego has now successfully treated breast cancer patients with the SAVI applicator.  The devices were placed by radiation oncologist, Dr. Catheryn Yashar, who has introduced SAVI into UCSD’s cutting-edge breast brachytherapy program. 


Click Here to read a statement from the Moores Cancer Center




April 12, 2007                                                                     

Satellite Symposium: Cavity Conforming Brachytherapy


Physicians gathered for a pre-conference symposium at ASBD to discuss the latest techniques in breast brachytherapy and share their experiences with the SAVI applicator.

          Coral Quiet, M.D.        

Robert R. Kuske, M.D. Coral A. Quiet, M.D. Victor J. Zannis, M.D.


Click here for the Press Release



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