Radiation

Radiation May Not Improve Prostate Cancer Survival – Dr. David Samadi
According to world renowned prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David B. Samadi of Lenox Hill Hospital, for definitive prostate cancer treatment, patients traditionally had two main treatment options: surgery or radiation. Based on a patient's goals, disease ... [...]
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New form of SBRT to deliver radiation to specific area of prostate cancer
The study aims to determine if treating a targeted cancer region within the prostate in early stage prostate cancer can increase treatment options and reduce the side effects of radiation. If successful, the trial could have a significant impact on the ... [...]
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Shortened Radiation Therapy Schedule No Worse Than Conventional Radiotherapy …
Treatment with a shortened (hypofractionated) radiotherapy (HRT) schedule achieved similar efficacy as treatment with the longer, conventional RT (CRT) schedule in men with low-risk prostate cancer. The shortened treatment delivered 70 Gy of radiation ... [...]
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Evidence accrues for SBRT over conventional radiation for prostate outcomes
Men are getting good news when it comes to determining the best options for treating prostate cancer, according to a five-year study of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) conducted at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The study ... [...]
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Radiation therapy chemotherapy combination improves survival in adults with …
Patients were randomized to 1 of 2 trial arms, radiation therapy plus six cycles of PCV chemotherapy or radiation therapy alone. Before treatment, researchers conducted a pathology review on tumor samples and prepared for samples for correlative ... [...]
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End of prostate cancer? Almost 99 percent cure rate achieved with radiation …
graphic of how stereotactic body radiotherapy works April 18, 2016 – The first trial to publish five-year results from Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) treatment for prostate cancer found a 98.6 percent cure rate with SBRT, a noninvasive form ... [...]
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Advances in Radiation Oncology journal closes first issue
11, 2016 - Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's new original research journal, has closed its first issue with research including a phase II clinical trial in prostate cancer, a prospective trial in quality of life for breast cancer patients ... [...]
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Mom with brain cancer forgoes radiation to give her unborn baby a better …
Last Christmas season, Kim Vaillancourt of Tonawanda, New York, felt like she was coming down flu-like symptoms. She could be forgiven if, out of an “abundance of caution,” she went to the doctor. She and her husband, ... Doctors to the Vaillancourts ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer: Secondary Cancers More Common With Radiation Tx
"Perhaps more important, this study confirms our belief that second malignancy should be added to the already long list of avoidable hazards associated with treatment for those men with low risk prostate cancer who simply need no treatment at all ... [...]
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Prostate cancer 2016 update: radiation treatment may raise colon cancer risk …
Prostate cancer treatment The prostate cancer 2016 update has thrown a new light on the link between colon cancer and radiation, and hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment. According to a new research, treatment of prostate cancer via radiation ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy Rises as Doctors Profit
Prostate cancer treatments include radiation, hormone therapy and surgery. The men treated with radiation in the study had low risk disease: newly diagnosed prostate cancer that hadn't spread in the body. The 10-year survival rate for all prostate ... [...]
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Radiation Therapy
While healthy cells normally divide and die, prostate cells affected by cancer start to grow out of control. Due to the location of the prostate, the disease affects both the urinary and reproductive systems, causing symptoms like urinary problems ... [...]
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Radiation for Prostate Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
This systematic review of 21 studies found that although the absolute rates of secondary cancers were low, prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy had a higher risk of bladder, rectal, and colon cancers. The studies reviewed patients who ... [...]
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With early breast cancer, targeted radiation shows promise
(HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for five years, so ... [...]
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Intraoperative Radiation Therapy improves lives, fights cancer
Women who are in the early stages of breast cancer and live on the Treasure Coast now have an advanced alternative for radiation treatment. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, or IORT, offers treatment in a single session of high-intensity, highly ... [...]
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Does Radiation Boost Secondary Prostate Cancer Risk?
Troubling news for prostate cancer patients who've undergone radiation. A new review of studies published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has uncovered a potential link between radiotherapy for prostate cancer and an increased risk of secondary ... [...]
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