21st Century
November 2009

In This Issue



Unique Solution for APBI



SAVI 3-Year Anniversary



SAVI on “The Doctors”


BrachyBytes Editorial Advisory Board


Robert Kuske, M.D.

Gail Lebovic, M.D.

Coral Quiet, M.D
Jay Reiff, Ph.D.

Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D.

John Sweet, M.S.

Catheryn Yashar, M.D.


Vic Zannis, M.D.


Upcoming Events

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Feb. 11-12, 2010
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American College of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting
Feb. 25-27, 2010
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The “Unique Solution” for Small Cavities

The SAVI 6-1Mini is the only APBI implant solution for certain cavities, according to a poster presentation at the recent ASTRO annual conference.

Plus: See why SAVI isn’t just for small cavities…


study considered seven patients who were ineligible for balloon

brachytherapy, due to breast size, cavity size and/or proximity of the

cavity to the skin.

Even with limited spacing, use of the 6-1Mini for these patients resulted in……Read full study


Also presented at the 2009 ASTRO meeting:

APBI Brachytherapy Device Stability and the Importance of Pre-faction Device QA – University of California, San Diego

Dosimetric Effects of Non-Symmetric Openings of Multi-Catheter Breast Brachytherapy Applicators – Hahnemann University Hospital


SAVI Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary
The SAVI Applicator

This month marks three years since physicians began offering the SAVI® applicator as part of

breast conservation therapy for early-stage breast cancer – a major milestone

in breast brachytherapy.



Elder became the first woman to receive APBI

with SAVI in November 2006.

See what she has to say about the experience three years later, and learn how SAVI helped leading physicians enhance their practice…

Watch SAVI on…


Breast surgeon Kristi Funk, M.D., founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, calls SAVI a “breakthrough in breast cancer treatment.”