Tag: "radiation" at medical news
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
... genus Squalus, may find a role with chemotherapy, radiation
and surgery in treating brain cancer and other solid tumors in people, say scientists from Hopkins and Magainin Pharmaceuticals, which processes squalamine and funded the studies. Hopkins scientists added squalamine, a hormone-like chemical concentra...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...IDENCE, R.I.--Scientists have developed a drug and radiation
regimenfor reducing locally advanced and inoperabl...litaxel toadminister to patients who also received radiation
treatment, the researcherswere surprised to find the regimen demonstrated substantial activity in th...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...eutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) is thelargest radiation
oncology society in the world, with some 4,000 members. As aleading organization in radiation
oncology, biology and physics, the society'sgoals are to advance the scientific basis of radiation
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...rest in getting a mammogram but is concerned about radiation
exposure and finding cancer. The program will add...iewing specific information about the low level of radiation
used in mammograms and the benefits of early detection. "We think our kiosk will allow a person to ...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...esearch Center (ERRC) in Philadelphia evaluated RF radiation
while exploring improved methods for pasteurizatio...isms introduced into liquid foods indicate that RF radiation
is a potentially effective means for pasteurization. RF waves offer advantages over the traditiona...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...ology also offers a significantly lower dose of radiation
than conventional imaging....
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...k of developing breast cancer from accompanying radiation
exposure. Feig presented his findings this week...cers. Dr. Feig analyzed a variety of studies on radiation
risks and mammography benefits. Dr. Feig notes that screening risks are negligible or none...
Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Surgeons and radiation
oncologists at theUniversity of Pennsylvania Medic... patientshave already failed other combinations of radiation
therapy, surgery, and/orchemotherapy," explains JosephFriedberg, MD, co-principal investigator and a...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...themselves to tiny dust particles in the air. The radiation
given off by inhaled particles cannot travel far enough to reach cells in organs other than the lung, so it is likely that lung cancer is the only significant health hazard posed by radon. Many studies have linked the high incidence of lung cancer i...
Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors
...n-starved environments--are much more resistant to radiation
and chemotherapy than their non-hypoxic cousins. B...ressive form of therapy, such as modifying the way radiation
is delivered, or giving radiation
in combination with drugs designed to exploit the hypoxic nature o...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...wered questions. The project will measure radiation
doses and calculate risks from suchexams as genera...hat right now," said Kathleen Hintenlang,assistant radiation
control officer at Shands hospital at UF and one offour researchers heading the project. "If the pa...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...cise testyet for genetic damage caused by ionizing radiation
and cancer-causingchemicals. The new test ...ld measure clinically relevant damage fromionizing radiation
even in a clinical situation," said Dr. Steven A. Leadon,professor of radiation
oncology at the UNC-...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...the cancer tothe bones. Patients who had received radiation
within 28 days or had previouslyhad chemotherapy, were excluded from the study. The most common adverse effects in both groups of patients were rash, weakness,fluid retention, nausea and vomiting, though patients receiving suramin had ahigher likeli...
New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors
...fight such cancers and could replace external beam radiation
therapyfor the tumors. The researchers als...und that the 81C6 treatments delivered a very high radiation
doseto the margins of the resection cavity, penetrating about an inch into the areaof normal brain t...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...h advanced liver cancer can tolerate high doses of radiation
therapy---which will potentially improve their cha... survival. "If you can safely increase the dose of radiation
delivered along with chemotherapy, you improve the patient's chance of responding to the therapy. O...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...actic radiosurgery, which focuses a single dose of radiation
to thetumor site without having to open the skull,...rgery for metastatic braintumors. All will receive radiation
along with the new treatment. A total of 25patients will be studied. The following are centers ...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
... that URS was superior to EWSL in: operating time, radiation
time,stone clearance, and reoperative rate. The differences between the twotechniques proved more significant for smaller stones. The investigators sawthe only drawbacks to URS use was stent placement in patients for 4 to 14 days, depending on the...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...atients with surgery and seven weeks of once-daily radiation
therapy. Buta new study from Duke University Medic...with a novel combination of intensive, twice-daily radiation
therapy andsimultaneous chemotherapy, their disease can be controlled much more frequently. ...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...hisstudy and professor of neurological surgery and radiation
oncology, Universityof Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kondziolka developed the study and is thesurgeon performing the operations that are part of this cell transplantprotocol. "This is an exciting day in the treatment of stroke. Vigoro...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...r, a recurrence of thedisease following surgery or radiation
therapy, and have had no previouschemotherapy treatments. Patients may experience side effects related to the MMPI including fatigue,joint stiffness, joint swelling, and, in a few patients, some limits on themobility of certain joints, most often t...
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