Radiation News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/23/2010
Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

8/20/2010
Financial Incentives May Speed Radiology Test Results

Program that rewarded fast report turnaround cut delays, researchers found

8/20/2010
Drug Appears to Prolong Survival in Stomach Cancer Patients

But experts question whether high cost of treatment can be justified

8/11/2010
Less May Be More When Treating Early Hodgkin's

Fewer cycles of chemotherapy, lower dosage radiation may work just as well as more grueling treatment

7/23/2010
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later

Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

7/19/2010
Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans

7/15/2010
Silicon Oil May Protect Vision From Radiation for Eye Cancer

It absorbed nearly 50% of potentially damaging rays, but more study is needed, researchers say

7/13/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk of Premature Death

But few older survivors are monitored for new cancers and other side effects of treatment, researchers say

7/9/2010
Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging

But experts say heart tests save lives

6/23/2010
Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

6/21/2010
Skin Appendage Tumors Seem on the Rise in U.S.

Cancer of sweat glands most common, but cases of eyelid cancer also up, study finds

6/7/2010
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

6/1/2010
Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk

Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/3/2010
Radiation Risks Nearly Double for Younger CT Scan Patients

Doctors should consider age when evaluating risks, study suggests

4/12/2010
Many Terminal Cancer Patients May Be Overtreated

Radiation therapy designed to ease pain can go on too long and be ineffective, study finds

4/7/2010
Cancer Drug Safe for Late-Stage Pelvic Disease

Vorinostat can be used with radiotherapy in palliative care, study finds

4/5/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death

Life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average, study finds

3/31/2010
More Women Urged to Get Radiation After Mastectomy

Potentially lifesaving treatment is underused, study finds

3/31/2010
FDA Hears Views on Risks of High Tech Scanners

Agency looking to increase safety of increasingly popular imaging procedures such as virtual colonoscopy

3/30/2010
Too Much Radiation? The FDA Wants to Know

Agency set to open two days of public comment on risks from scans

3/24/2010
Chemo May Boost Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Therapy improves outcome for some patients with operable disease, review finds

3/16/2010
Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors

3-year survival doubled after the treatment, study found

3/16/2010
Prostate Cancer Radiation Side Effects May Subside With Time

Ten years later, many men weren't bothered by treatment's effects, study finds

3/9/2010
Doctor's Specialty Often Steers Prostate Cancer Care

Therapy choice is influenced by physicians' preferences, research suggests

3/4/2010
Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery

Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

2/23/2010
New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study

Imaging entire heart in one sitting reduces exposure time

2/22/2010
Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency

Too little testosterone can affect quality of life, researchers say

2/19/2010
Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer

Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

2/10/2010
For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well

Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds

2/9/2010
FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans

Unnecessary exposure from CT scans and fluoroscopes may increase cancer risk, officials say

1/26/2010
Intensive Rectal Cancer Treatment Shows Promise

Tumors were downstaged in most patients following chemo-surgery regimen, researchers say

1/25/2010
Prostate Cancer Care Varies By Hospital Type

Private facilities less likely to opt for surgery than county hospitals, research shows

1/21/2010
Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography

Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

1/15/2010
Moderate Radiation Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study does not clarify whether exposure from scans raises risk

1/8/2010
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts

One type relies on radio waves, another uses low level X-rays

1/7/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease

Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

12/14/2009
Studies Quantify Cancer Risks From CT Scans

An estimated 29,000 future cancers could be linked to scans performed in 2007

12/14/2009
After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women

Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

12/3/2009
No Increase in Brain Tumors Seen From Cell Phones

Despite new findings, doubts linger about whether they cause brain cancer

12/2/2009
Gains Made in Lung Cancer Survival

Modest improvement seen for advanced cases, study finds

12/1/2009
Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women

Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

11/30/2009
CT Scan Patients May Get Unnecessary Imaging

Mean excess radiation dose was equivalent to 113 chest X-rays, study finds

11/16/2009
Medical Tests Hit Heart Patients With High Doses of Radiation

Average amount more than five times higher than annual exposure outside hospital, study shows

11/10/2009
Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers

Nearly half of patients have chronic pain, researchers find

11/9/2009
Dense Breasts Raise Risk of Cancer Recurrence

Study didn't answer question of why this is so, however

11/4/2009
PSA Reading Could Predict Post-Radiation Survival

Rising level in prostate cancer patients may call for more treatment, study finds

11/4/2009
Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers

Three-week course comparable to six-week treatment, researchers find

11/4/2009
Focused Radiation May Help Some With Lung Cancer

Study reports successes, especially for those with good lung function

11/2/2009
Hormone Therapy Can Help Some With Prostate Cancer

But often not needed for early-stage patients, long-running study shows