Radiation News

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12/14/2015
'Suicide Gene Therapy' Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

Patients' cancer cells modified to prompt immune system to attack them, researchers explained

12/11/2015
Early Chemo Less Likely to Help Black Breast Cancer Patients: Study

More research needed to explain why outcomes differ among black, Hispanic and Asian women

12/10/2015
Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

Study suggests 21 percent greater odds of survival after 10 years

12/7/2015
Jimmy Carter's Recovery Highlights Power of New Cancer Treatments

Specialized radiation, immunotherapy drug have removed signs of lesions on former president's brain

11/20/2015
Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

11/19/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later

Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

11/13/2015
Gene Study of Liver Tumor Reveals Versatile DNA

More than 100 million mutations allow it to adapt quickly, resist cancer treatments

10/22/2015
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer Responds to Reduced Chemo, Radiation: Study

Lower doses also lower unwanted side effects, doctors report

10/21/2015
Study Implicates Nuclear Plants in Workers' Cancer Deaths

Long-term exposure to low-level radiation is likely cause, researchers say

10/20/2015
Shorter Radiation Treatment Works for Early Breast Cancers: Study

High-dose therapy showed same survival rates as longer course of standard radiation

10/19/2015
Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

10/9/2015
For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

10/7/2015
Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

10/2/2015
Study Says Radiation Often Overused in Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects

9/11/2015
Coal Ash Contains High Levels of Radioactivity: Study

End product from coal-fired plants may pose hazard to health and environment

9/3/2015
X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

9/3/2015
Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

8/26/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/20/2015
Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

Researchers estimated that only 3 percent of women with DCIS will die from it within 20 years of diagnosis

8/6/2015
Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Treatment offers fewer side effects and better quality of life, researchers say

7/22/2015
Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

7/17/2015
Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

7/15/2015
Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought

Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

6/1/2015
Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds

6/1/2015
Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

Damage to thinking and memory less than with radiation for entire brain, while survival is similar, study finds

5/29/2015
Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

Radiation less effective for overweight, obese men, researchers say

5/13/2015
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

5/11/2015
They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

Certain treatments linked to later weight gain, study finds

4/27/2015
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

2/17/2015
Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

1/27/2015
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

1/12/2015
Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

12/24/2014
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

12/10/2014
Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

12/3/2014
Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

11/4/2014
Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/2/2014
Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/15/2014
Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

7/14/2014
Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

4/30/2014
Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

4/22/2014
Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

4/1/2014
Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/12/2014
Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study

But researchers found less expensive treatment was more likely to lead to urinary complications

3/4/2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

2/21/2014
Advanced Tonsil Cancer May Respond Well to Targeted Radiation

Early study sought to reduce patients' exposure to radiation's side effects