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Grisham Novel
Focuses on Pioneering
Medical Technology
At 47 pages, the latest book by best-selling
author John Grisham is
a quicker read than his
best-known works and
not centered on legal
issues or in a courtroom.
Instead, Grisham delves
into the medical realm
with The Tumor to
help promote a promising treatment with
technology that UVA
and a handful of health
centers are developing:
focused ultrasound.
The fictional story tells
what happens to Paul
after he's diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at age 35.
It follows him through today's treatment options versus how
his life could be different with the use of focused ultrasound.
Much like a magnifying glass focusing multiple beams of light
on a single point, focused ultrasound concentrates beams of
ultrasound energy on a target in the body without harming
healthy surrounding tissue. It's noninvasive or only minimally so,
depending on its use.
Focused ultrasound is already used to treat uterine fibroids,
early-stage prostate cancer and bone metastases, and clinical
trials are exploring studies to reduce symptoms for those with
Parkinson's disease and its cousin, essential tremor.
Grisham, who has a home near Charlottesville, feels so strongly
about the potential of this technology that he is giving his book
away as a free download available from major retailers including
Amazon, Nook and Google Play.
-Adapted from UVA Today

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