Upstate Medical University

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A Phoenix man who doctors say could have been walking around with Prostate Cancer for eight years has been diagnosed through a new breakthrough technology at Upstate Medical University.  The new $400,000 system is called 3-T MRI.  For several years, Patient Jeff Barclay received high PSA test readings and had numerous prostate biopsies.

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Neurosurgeons at Upstate’s Golisano Children’s Hospital say they’re the first in the world to use a minimally invasive laser therapy to treat a rare disease that causes tumors to grow on the brain. 

Doctor Zulma Tovar-Spinoza says the M-R-I technology uses lasers to eradicate the non-cancerous tumors, which cause seizures.  She says the difference between open surgery and the new procedure is night and day...

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Construction on the Upstate Cancer Research Center at University Hospital in Syracuse is rapidly taking shape. 

The center will have a variety of medical services in a centralized location.  Many services are already being offered, like a specialized psychologist, who works to help the emotional and psychological needs that cancer patients and families deal with, and an integrated medicine specialist, who advises patients on non-traditional therapies they may wish to add to their traditional treatment methods. 

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 Some of the construction and development Upstate Medical University is doing in Syracuse could fit perfectly with the Governor's Start-Up New York Initiative.  Research projects already underway could pave the way to future growth.

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