UF's Dr. Bova Teaming Up to Make an Impact

UF’s Dr. Bova Teaming Up to Make an Impact (FloridaHighTech.com)

Creating a customized, patient-specific brain tumor treatment that’s also painless and non-invasive may sound far-fetched, but two Corridor innovators are making it happen.

For 30 years, Frank Bova, Ph.D., professor in the department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida, has been researching and treating patients with intricate brain tumors using radiosurgery. Radiosurgery attacks cancerous brain tumors by accurately targeting radiation in large doses to effectively kill the tumor and stop its growth. Depending on the tumor, multiple procedures may be needed.

Looking for a more effective technology, Bova’s team partnered with .decimal’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Erhart, Ph.D., through a Matching Grants Research Program project to develop a technology that will accelerate cancer treatment by combining radiosurgery and proton beams.

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