Radiation News

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9/23/2008
Wine Compound May Protect Against Radiation Exposure

Rat study finding could lead to human treatments that are effective, non-toxic

9/23/2008
Whole Brain Radiation Not Best for Cancer That Has Spread

Study finds shorter survival time, reduction in learning, memory

9/22/2008
Radiosurgery Proves Viable for Some Pancreatic Cancers

Team cites precision of robotic 'CyberKnife,' with therapy delivered in only a week

9/22/2008
Shorter-Course Radiation for Breast Cancer Safe, Effective

New findings in cancer radiology also support 'seed' therapy for breast cancer, and a proton beam technique

9/21/2008
Breast Cancer Survivors Report High Quality of Life After Treatment

Even 15 years after lumpectomy, radiation, less than 5% complain of pain, survey finds

9/17/2008
Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People

Regular colonoscopy's long-term value is also confirmed, studies report

8/29/2008
Some Hiroshima Survivors at Thyroid Cancer Risk

Radiation may have caused chromosomal change that raises odds for malignancy, study finds

8/1/2008
Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells

Low doses of drug used to treat opioid addiction worked without toxic effects, study finds

6/16/2008
New PET Scanner Could Improve Diagnosis

It offers much better image resolution, scientists say

6/10/2008
Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar

Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

6/2/2008
New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers

Gemzar, everolimus almost doubled survival time with pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively

5/29/2008
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

Study found too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup

5/27/2008
Cancer Patients Should Steer Clear of Antioxidants

Research review suggests they may help cancer cells resist chemo, radiation

5/20/2008
Radiation Improves Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer

But, it may not be for every patient, one expert says

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/14/2008
HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow

4/23/2008
Scan Detects Oxygen Levels in Tumors

Technology could one day guide individualized therapy for cancer patients

4/22/2008
New Anal Cancer Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes

Experimental use of cisplatin no better than standard treatment, researchers say

4/15/2008
Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts

Risk of colon cancer, premature aging poses worries for manned missions to moon, Mars

4/10/2008
New Drug Protects Against Radiation Damage

Derivative of protein produced by bacteria blocked cell death pathway, study finds

3/25/2008
MRI Can Be Predictor of Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Spread

Those having radiation therapy may want to request more aggressive therapy, study finds

3/21/2008
Full-Body Scans May Help the Highly Cancer-Prone

People with Li-Fraumeni syndrome have a 90% chance of malignancy by age 60

3/14/2008
Fallout From Atomic Bombs Still Causing Health Problems

Survivors who were children prone to cancers; those not-yet-born a bit luckier, new research suggests

3/4/2008
Treatment Combo for Pancreatic Cancer Has Limited Benefit

Chemo/chemoradiation therapy extended survival but not significantly

2/26/2008
Study Finds Variations in Doses of Radiation Therapy

Researchers call for universal standards for new technology called IMRT

1/30/2008
Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

But expression of Ki-67 didn't predict who'd benefit from additional chemo

1/29/2008
Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care

Gender, race, schooling influence likelihood of giving radiation, study says

1/27/2008
Radon Gas More Deadly Than Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

EPA campaign in January heightens awareness, tries to reduce risk

11/28/2007
3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection

Stereoscopic digital mammography cut rate of false-positive results, study found

11/27/2007
PET Scans Could Boost Lung Cancer Diagnosis

In studies, the technology beat CT in spotting tumors early

11/27/2007
Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread

Technique helps detect metastases earlier for women with inflammatory breast cancer, study finds

11/27/2007
Obesity Keeps Patients From Needed CT Scans After Surgery

Patients over 450 pounds are often too large for equipment, study finds

11/20/2007
PET Scans Can Spot Cervical Cancer's Return

The screen is the first reliable follow-up for patients after treatment, researchers say

11/7/2007
Doctors Report High Survival Rates for Hodgkin's Disease

Treatments are improving, and researchers even talk of a cure

11/2/2007
Radiation Seed Treatment Helps Younger Men Fight Prostate Cancer

Technique just as effective in patients under 60, study finds

10/30/2007
High Dose Radiation for Prostate Cancer Won't Raise Sexual Dysfunction

Technology ups treatment effectiveness without boosting this side effect, study finds

10/29/2007
Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Won't Affect Sexual Function

New high-dose technology targets tumor tissue, experts say

10/12/2007
Breast Cancer Radiation Won't Hurt Immune Health

Partial-breast method might leave women less tired, researchers say

8/15/2007
Brain Radiation Treatment Boosts Lung Cancer Survival

It limits malignancy's spread, but safety issues remain, experts say

7/20/2007
Scans During Radiation Treatment Help Lung Cancer Patients

PET imaging shows how tumors are responding, experts explain

6/7/2007
Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care

This approach spots hidden disease, guides treatment, researchers say

6/4/2007
High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis

Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

6/4/2007
Herceptin Heart Danger Stays Same After Five Years

Breast cancer patients showed no increase in risk, longer-term study finds

6/2/2007
New Treatments for Tough Cancers Show Promise

Studies found radiation, additional drugs slowed spread of lung, head/neck malignancies

5/31/2007
Improved Delivery Shortens Breast Cancer Radiation Time

Highly targeted therapy takes 4 weeks instead of 6 or 7, experts say

3/20/2007
Childhood Leukemia Survivors at Long-Term Risk of Second Cancer

Odds for a variety of tumors kept rising in 30-year study

2/21/2007
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Sarcoma Risk

They were nine times more likely to develop secondary malignancy, study finds

12/19/2006
Breast Cancer Stem Cells Seem to Survive Radiation Therapy

Discovery may help scientists develop drug therapies to better combat tumors

12/12/2006
Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients

Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

11/2/2006
Childhood Radiation Treatment Boosts 2nd Cancer Risk

Age and amount of radiation influences potential for secondary tumor, study finds