Radiation News

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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

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