Radiation News

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11/6/2017
9/27/2017
Radiation and Chemotherapy Together Boost Lung Cancer Survival

About one-third of stage 3 patients alive after 5 years, a development called promising by oncologists

9/25/2017
Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments

Doctors should consider patient's mental well-being, researcher says

9/25/2017
Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

8/17/2017
Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival

There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

8/11/2017
Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

6/15/2017
Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk

Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

6/2/2017
Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients?

Study suggests it works as well as a full week of treatments

5/9/2017
A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy

Videos promote relaxation and stillness without medication, study says

4/3/2017
Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk

1 in 4 kids who lived through cancer developed another cancer by age 45, study finds

3/29/2017
Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds

3/21/2017
Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

3/15/2017
Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option

Chemo plus radiation appears to extend survival of older glioblastoma patients, study says

3/14/2017
Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?

Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

2/28/2017
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

2/1/2017
Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But, newer and possibly more effective drugs now available and being studied

1/24/2017
Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

Digestive troubles, pain, skin irritation and arm swelling among possible problems

11/15/2016
Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

Studies show better physical function, quality of life for those who did strength training, aerobic activity

11/11/2016
Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

10/11/2016
Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

9/29/2016
Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation

Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

9/26/2016
New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

9/21/2016
More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

Mastectomy patients with small tumors, fewer lymph nodes involved, benefit from the therapy, cancer experts agree

9/14/2016
Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

8/11/2016
Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study

Survivors of 1945 attacks lived almost as long as others and their children show no apparent health effects

7/26/2016
Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study

Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning

7/19/2016
Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study

Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

7/15/2016
Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks

Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds

6/21/2016
Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?

Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

6/6/2016
Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

6/3/2016
1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study

Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all

5/3/2016
Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Neither extra chemotherapy drug nor add-on radiation aided longevity in French trial

4/15/2016
Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

4/14/2016
Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

4/6/2016
Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some Brain Cancer Patients: Study

Those with slow-growing gliomas lived five years longer, on average, than those who got only radiation

4/6/2016
High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Study finds no benefits in disease progression, survival

4/4/2016
Shorter, Intensive Radiation Works for Prostate Cancer: Study

The trial focused on early-stage disease that hadn't spread beyond the gland

3/16/2016
Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/3/2016
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks

Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

2/15/2016
Cancer Patients Who Miss Radiation Treatments at High Risk for Relapse

Missed appointments prolong treatment, increase likelihood for cancer to return, study finds

2/8/2016
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

2/1/2016
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

1/21/2016
Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

1/13/2016
Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Dying From 'Late' Effects

Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds

1/5/2016
Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

12/15/2015
Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

Analysis of 19 studies suggests surgery has an edge in survival, but experts say each case may be different