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Bone cement discovery lands professor on 'Most Influential' list

Image, a weekly magazine for radiology professionals, has named UCI's Joyce Keyak to its 2009 "25 Most Influential in Radiology"…

September 16, 2009

Image, a weekly magazine for radiology professionals, has named UCI’s Joyce Keyak to its 2009 “25 Most Influential in Radiology” roster. Keyak, an orthopedic surgery associate professor who will be joining the radiological sciences department, was selected for helping create radioactive bone cement that targets cancerous tumors in the bone without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. The product, called Bone-Rad, could reduce cancer patients’ exposure to radiation and the cost of treatment. “Radioactive bone cement is likely to have a profound impact on the treatment of cancer that spreads to bones,” says the magazine. “Combining her varied experiences in other disciplines, such as engineering and orthopedics, with radiology gives her a fresh perspective and an innovative style.”