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Hyperthermia in combination with emerging targeted and immunotherapies

Paper Cancers MDPI

Hyperthermia in combination with emerging targeted and immunotherapies We’re proud to announce that our paper “Hyperthermia in Combination with Emerging Targeted and Immunotherapies” has been published open access in Cancers by MDPI. Despite significant advancements in the development of novel therapies, cancer continues to stand as a prominent global cause of death. In many cases, […]

ElmediX meets and greets France Digitale

John-Paul Bogers & France Digitale

ElmediX meets & greets France Digitale ElmediX was part of the Flemish delegation of startups at the meet & greet with France Digitale. The event was organised by Startup.Flanders, part of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon was our host. During a pitch of several minutes, our CEOJohn-Paul Bogers proudly introduced ElmediX and […]

WBTT in advanced cancer-bearing dogs

Elmedix Cancer bearing dogs

WBTT in advanced cancer-bearing dogs Tolerability of long-term temperature controlled whole-body thermal treatment (WBTT) in advanced cancer-bearing dogs Thermal therapy is the application of external heat to the body to fight cancer cells. In contrast to local or regional thermal treatment, whole body thermal treatment (WBTT) raises the patient’s entire body temperature and is therefore […]

Long-term whole-body thermal treatment evaluated

Elmedix Aachen Minipig

Long-term whole-body thermal treatment evaluated Safety evaluation of long-term temperature controlled whole-body thermal treatment in female Aachen minipigs Whole-body thermal treatment (WBTT) increases the temperature of the entire body to a temperature of 41.5°C. A study conducted by ElmediX demonstrated that the application of WBTT in female Aachen minipigs for up to 8 hours was […]

Why is ElmediX developing biomarkers?

Why is ElmediX developing biomarkers? In a previous article on our website, we explained what biomarkers are and why they are useful in the fight against pancreatic cancer. In this article, we explain how biomarkers are developed. Early detection and diagnosis Pancreatic cancer still has a very low survival rate compared with other types of […]

What are biomarkers and why are they important?

What are biomarkers and why are they important? Despite major advances in available treatments for cancer in general, little progress has been made in pancreatic cancer in recent years. Survival rates remain very low compared to other types of cancer. A major reason for this is that symptoms only appear at a late stage of […]

Thermal therapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Thermal therapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer In a previous blog post, we have talked about the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Thermal therapy In about half of the cases, conventional treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy reduce symptoms of pancreatic cancer. However, these treatments often have little impact on the patient’s long-term survival. Thermal therapy is […]

Current treatment of pancreatic cancer

pancreas cancer treatment

Current treatment of pancreatic cancer The most common type of pancreatic cancer (90%) is ductal adenocarcinoma, which arises in the drainage ducts of the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer surgery Surgery to remove the tumour, known as a Whipple procedure, generally provides the best results for this type of cancer. After the procedure, chemotherapy is often administered […]

Pancreatic cancer: symptoms, diagnosis and stages

infographic pancreas cancer diagnosis

Pancreatic cancer: symptoms, diagnosis and stages Symptoms of pancreatic cancer vary significantly and depend on the location of the tumor: Unintended weight loss Discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen that may radiate to the back Jaundice Problems with eating and drinking (e.g. recent-onset diabetes) Problems with stool (e.g. constipation or diarrhea) Fatigue or lethargy […]

What is pancreatic cancer?

pancreas and pancreatic cancer

What is pancreatic cancer? To explain what pancreatic cancer is, we have to explain what the pancreas is and what that organ does. The pancreas is an elongated organ of about 15 cm and is located in the abdomen. The pancreas consists of three parts: the head, the body, and the tail. The head is […]