Radiation News

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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

10/19/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Preemies

But these women shouldn't abandon hopes of having children, researcher adds

10/4/2006
Short-Term Radiation Put to Test for Breast Cancer

Large-scale study comparing it with traditional six-week regimen

6/26/2006
Cell Phones Found to Activate Brain Areas

Italian research shows devices 'excite' or 'inhibit' brain cells

6/26/2006
Obese Men Benefit Less From Radiation for Prostate Cancer

Finding may help doctors identify those in need of more aggressive therapy, study says

5/3/2006
Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men

They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

2/28/2006
Japan A-Bomb Effects Linger 60 Years Later

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds

1/24/2006
Radiation Increases Survival for Early Stage Endometrial Cancer

Women with stage 1 disease may benefit from the therapy, study suggests

1/13/2006
Doctors Test Shorter Radiation Therapies for Breast Cancer

Targeted techniques could benefit early stage patients, experts say

1/4/2006
Right Amount of Radiation Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer

Giving it after mastectomy increased survival rates after 10 years

12/16/2005
Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Survival Odds

International trial found it made a difference 15 years later

10/18/2005
Marital Status Affects Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices

Study found men with spouses more likely to seek radiation for advanced disease

10/18/2005
Chemo, Radiation Beat Back 2nd Round of Head, Neck Cancers

Combo improves chances of survival for these patients, study finds

10/18/2005
Radiation After Prostate Cancer Surgery Boosts Survival

It reduces the chance of tumor recurrence, new study finds

10/18/2005
Chemo-Radiation Combo Best Before Rectal Cancer Surgery

Study found tumor easier to remove, less likely to return

10/17/2005
Doctors Can Halve Radiation Dose for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

And virtually all patients will enjoy high survival rates, study finds

9/20/2005
Cancer Survivors Face Future Risk

Despite impressive treatment advances, there's a chance of second malignancy, study finds

9/13/2005
High-Dose Radiation Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

But it doesn't influence survival rates, a new study finds

8/18/2005
Problems Linger for Pediatric Brain Cancer Survivors

They struggle with social, emotional and physical difficulties, study finds

8/17/2005
Protein May Hold Key to Cancer Radiation Treatments

Manipulating the molecule could boost the therapy's effectiveness, study suggests

8/12/2005
Radiotherapy and Surgery Best for Prostate Cancer

Survival rates were higher for men who got both therapies, study finds

8/3/2005
Laser Treatment Kills Cancer Cells in Lab

But doesn't damage healthy tissue, researchers report

7/22/2005
Medical Tests Can Trigger Airport Radiation Alarms

Radioisotopes can be detected for up to 3 months, report says

6/28/2005
Malpractice Fears Color Mammogram Readings

Study finds concerns may contribute to high rates of repeat tests, biopsies

6/13/2005
Delay in Radiation Therapy No Risk to Prostate Cancer Patients

Treatment delays are quite common, new study notes

5/18/2005
Supplements May Cut Thyroid Cancer Risk From Radiation

Chernobyl kids' risk linked to dietary factors, study finds

5/1/2005
Japanese Women Show Lower Incidence of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Hawaiian study finds extraordinary low relapse rates in those of Japanese heritage

4/29/2005
Heat, Radiation Combo Strikes Strong Blow Against Tumors

Hyperthermia boosts effectiveness of radiation, study finds

4/25/2005
Children With Soft-Tissue Cancers Face Risk of More Tumors

Survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiation at greater risk, study finds

3/23/2005
New Chemo Regimen Best for Lymphoma

Beat out traditional chemo followed by radiation, study authors report

1/25/2005
Procedure Improves Outcomes in Lung Cancer Cases

Intraoperative brachytherapy boosted survival odds for high-risk patients

1/19/2005
Radiation Therapy Boosts High-Risk Breast Cancer Survival

Study with 20-year follow-up confirms earlier research

1/11/2005
Curtailing Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Radiation

More thorough imaging reduces erectile dysfunction in patients

12/7/2004
Technology Lets Doctors Treat Tough Tumors

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer

12/1/2004
Iodine Treatments Can Set Off Security Alarms

Effect seen if traveling up to three months after therapy for thyroid disorders

11/8/2004
Ovary Transplant to Arm a Success

Researchers report second-ever transplant of entire organ