Laredo shines in cancer research spotlight
The purpose is to identify and address the higher rates of sickness and death prevalent in minority patients diagnosed with cancer. Laredo has a higher incidence of certain cancers, including gastric and breast cancer.
The NCI awarded $3.44 million to the Laredo Medical Center for its partnership with the Health Science Center to extend radiation cancer treatment research to the Hispanic population of the U.S.-Mexico border region. As part of the grant, the Laredo Medical Center and the Health Science Center were given a telemedicine system called TELESYNERGY®. In addition to voice and video transmission, TELESYNERGY® allows for X-ray image sharing, biopsy slide interpretation and remote patient examination.
This system allows radiation, surgical and medical oncologists, who bring different focuses to the care of patients, to have a complete patient picture when discussing therapy options.
A Health Science Center faculty member and resident share an X-ray image with colleagues in Laredo.
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