Radiation News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/5/2004
Treatment Delay for Prostate Cancer Doesn't Hurt Outcome

Those who had to wait up to three months for radiation no worse off, study finds

9/28/2004
New Drug Treatments Offer Hope to Leukemia Patients

'Targeted' therapies prevent cells from reproducing uncontrollably

9/14/2004
Impotence Common After Radiation, Surgery on Prostate

Major side effects of either procedure linger after 5 years

8/31/2004
Repeated Body CT Scans Boost Cancer Risk

Screening tool has risks while benefits are unclear

8/9/2004
Combo Treatment Best for Laryngeal Cancer Patients

Chemo-radiation offers better speech quality after treatment than surgery

8/2/2004
Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines Could Save Your Life

Study finds they increase chances of survival

7/27/2004
Bladder Cancer Patients Need Not Lose Their Bladder

Minimally invasive surgery, chemo and radiation can do the trick, study says

7/22/2004
Radiology Advances Fight Breast Cancer

Improvements help both detection and treatment

6/25/2004
Early Radiation Therapy Extends Prostate Cancer Survival

To keep men healthy, post-surgery radiation is key

6/18/2004
Tiny Beads Treat Inoperable Liver Cancer

Less invasive radiation therapy may prolong patients' lives

5/7/2004
The Ins and Outs of Radiation Therapy

New brochure walks cancer patients through every step of therapy

4/29/2004
New Liver Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors

It delivers radiation directly to malignant cells

4/28/2004
The Case for Food Irradiation

Researchers say it would greatly reduce rates of food-borne illnesses

4/28/2004
Treatments for Prostate Cancer Produce Similar Results

Study found patients had same outcomes seven years later

4/21/2004
Radar Research Leads to New Breast Cancer Treatment

The science behind it was first focused on detecting missiles in space

4/20/2004
New Cancer Research Promising

Use of cows and genes may help tailor treatment

3/18/2004
Picking Best Candidates for Brachytherapy

Study assesses which prostate cancer patients might suffer side effects from internal radiation

3/17/2004
Radiation May Not Help Pancreatic Cancer

Drug therapy alone may offer patients best hope, study suggests

3/16/2004
Radiation Urged for Recurring Prostate Cancer

Researchers say it should begin at first sign after surgery

3/14/2004
Making the Tough Choices With Bladder Cancer

Free booklet helps patients make treatment decisions

3/5/2004
Measuring the Damage of Cancer

Identifies DNA damage caused by drugs, natural cell death

2/18/2004
Playing, Working Outside Bring UV Risk

Data links sun time to higher radiation exposure

2/18/2004
Cancer Tumors Clamp Blood Vessels Shut

Anti-cancer drugs can't hit their target when this happens, researchers suggest

2/10/2004
Race Plays Part in Rectal Cancer Treatment

Study finds blacks are diagnosed at younger age with more advanced disease

1/21/2004
Radiation Urged After Breast Conserving Surgery

Study finds it boosts survival rates, cuts on relapse of cancer

12/10/2003
What Daily Exposure to Radiation Can Do

Using fish, scientists study effects of the levels humans are exposed to every day

11/26/2003
Combo Therapy Can Save Larynx

Chemo and radiation best chance to save voice box in treating laryngeal cancer

11/16/2003
Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

There's a lack of long-range data to endorse it as cancer treatment

10/28/2003
Combo Treatment Helps Liver Cancer Patients

Chemotherapy, laser treatment combine to boost lifespans

10/21/2003
Whole-Breast Irradiation Should be Treatment of Choice

There's not enough long-term data to endorse partial-breast therapy

10/8/2003
Predicting Success of Prostate Cancer Radiation

Prognosis can be made sooner than believed, study says

9/18/2003
Frequent Radiation Better For Head, Neck Cancer

Experts find rapid advances in treating these tumors

8/29/2003
New Treatment for Some Cancers

High-energy radio-isotope slows bone metastases, researchers found

8/20/2003
Bad News for Protozoa, Fungi and Bacteria

Radioactive particles plus antibodies treat infectious disease

8/13/2003
Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers

Two new studies show side effects of treatment show up later

7/30/2003
7/29/2003
Safer CT Scans for Kids

New method reduces radiation dose for children

7/14/2003
Colorectal Cancer Drug Gets Second Look

Researchers say it may help treat earlier stages of disease

6/24/2003
Triple Whammy Beats Childhood Cancer

Combination therapy effective against retinoblastoma, study finds

6/6/2003
Vitamin D Aids in Breast Cancer Treatment

Derivative has powerful anti-cancer properties when combined with radiation

5/8/2003
New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

Radiofrequency ablation shows promise in treating disease

5/6/2003
Radiological Procedures Ease Pain of Fibroids

Treatment doesn't cause infertility or premature menopause either, research says

4/2/2003
Radiosurgery Pinpoints Spinal Tumors

Imaging method delivers precise dose of radiation without damaging healthy tissue

2/28/2003
Light Therapy Can Help Zap Tumors

Photodynamic therapy and radiation combination kills cancer cells

1/17/2003
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Prone To Later Problems

Radiation, chemotherapy can damage a developing brain

12/20/2002
Some Respite From Breast Cancer Treatments

Shortened radiation therapy for disease being tested

11/15/2002
Beating the Odds With Rectal Cancer

Radiaton therapy before surgery extends life for patients

10/3/2002
PSA Predicts Future for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds low levels five years after radiation increase survival odds

9/6/2002
Radiation Alone Can Treat Rectal Cancer

New study finds surgery isn't the only answer

8/6/2002
Study Backs Short, Intense Radiation for Breast Cancer

Study finds it as effective as standard, longer course