Tag: "radiotherapy" at medical news
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
... of ischemic heart disease that is associated with radiotherapy
for breast cancer has substantially decreased in t...of ischemic heart disease mortality resulting from radiotherapy
has been entirely eliminated cannot be determined definitely from this study. Continued follow-up of...
Breakthrough in medical research: New chemotherapy gives hope to brain tumour patients
...ival. At 2 years only 10% of patients treated with radiotherapy
alone were alive, compared to 26% of patients receiving the combination of both radiotherapy
and temozolomide chemotherapy. If patients were to be selected according to their molecular profile ...
Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients
...ential benefit of incorporating PET scan data into radiotherapy
planning, both to decrease side-effects and increase cure rates," said Dirk de Ruysscher, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncologist at University Hospital Maastricht in The Netherlands and co-author of the study. "Because of the smaller radiation fields, t...
Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread
...ative breast cancer are cured by local surgery and radiotherapy
but guidelines recommend that 85-90% of these patients receive additional chemotherapy. The ability to identify patients who have a favourable prognosis could allow clinicians to avoid unnecessary treatment or choose less aggressive therapies for pat...
Neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer give equivalent survival, study finds
...e. "Consequently, we recommend avoiding the use of radiotherapy
without any surgical treatment, even in the presence of an apparently good clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy." In an editorial, Nancy E. Davidson, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, and Monica Morrow, M.D., of t...
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
...enty percent of African-American patients received radiotherapy
as their only treatment and 26% received no therapy at all, compared to 13% and 15% of white patients, respectively. Surgery is the most common form of treatment for esophageal cancer. Although the disease typically has a poor prognosis, almost 20% o...
Study suggests Akt3 protein is key to melanoma's resistance to chemotherapy
...rugs or radiation required for effective chemo- or radiotherapy
and provide a mechanism to directly target the melanoma cells." The study, published recently in the journal Cancer Research, used melanoma cell lines together with tumors taken directly from melanoma patients to show that as melanoma cells become mo...
Lung cancer specialist calls for cash to beat 'Cinderella' disease
...duces survivor signals which stop chemotherapy and radiotherapy
from effectively killing off the cancer cells. If we can block these survival signals, this will improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, leading to better outlook for prolonged patients' survival.The form of drug resistance which ...
Higher radiation doses help some lung cancer patients live longer
...ith different doses of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
in addition to chemotherapy. Of the 37 patients in the first group treated with a low dose of radiation therapy, 61 percent of the patients saw their cancer spread during the first year. By the second year, 76 percent of the patients had suffered a r...
Radiotherapy + cetuximab significantly improve disease control and survival in head and neck cancer
...onoclonal antibody cetuximab, along with high dose radiotherapy
in the treatment of patients with loco-regionally ...and neck cancer is normally treated with high dose radiotherapy
in combination with surgery. These phase III results were based on data from 424 patients (recruited...
Early disclosure: Post-operative radiotherapy improves progression-free survival in prostate cancer
Immediate post-operative radiotherapy
following surgery to remove the prostate results i...ndomised clinical trial investigated the effect of radiotherapy
given within four months after prostatectomy versus a wait-and-see policy, following radical prostat...
Increased investment in radiotherapy will improve cure rates for European cancer patients
The scenarios where radiotherapy
can be used for curative (and palliative) treatment of cancer have steadily increased, and radiotherapy
now forms a part of the treatment of more than 50% of all cancer patients. However, in many countrie...
New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer
... disease recurring if they are treated using a new radiotherapy
regime. These were some of the results presented h...reast either with or without an additional 16Gy of radiotherapy
to the tumour bed (radiotherapy boost). 362 local recurrences were observed: 232 in the no-boost gro...
The 23rd Congress of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
...Harry Bartelink will, together with other European radiotherapy
experts, present a summary of the latest developme...results of a major European trial demonstrate that radiotherapy
given after surgical removal of the prostate substantially improves survival will be presented. Th...
3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor
...und scans (using sound waves) and various types of radiotherapy
are among the physics-based devices that help doct...l doctors. In the realm of treating the body with radiotherapy
the equivalent slogan might be "Do the least harm to healthy tissue while doing maximum damage to tu...
Successful therapy for head and neck cancer may lead to long-term circulatory problems
... have found that a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
extends survival in patients with head and neck tu... repair of DNA breaks and cell death. Responses to radiotherapy
occur in time frames of hours (nausea, vomiting), days (erythema), weeks (bone marrow supression), m...
New study reveals big disparity between countries in breast conservation rates
...ther factor. Finally, in some countries, access to radiotherapy
may be an issue." Abstract no: 362 (16.00 hrs Friday 19 March, Hall 1)...
Study links radiotherapy and CVD risks in breast cancer patients but it's getting safer
...study of breast cancer patients has confirmed that radiotherapy
does increase the risk of death from cardiovascula... fold (70%) increase for patients who had received radiotherapy
compared with those who had not [range of risk 1.2 to 2.5 fold]. In terms of absolute excess risk th...
Radiation therapy effective for some patients with recurrent cancer after radical prostatectomy
...to background information in the article. Salvage radiotherapy
(radiation therapy following prostatectomy) may po...d a multicenter analysis of the outcome of salvage radiotherapy
in a group of patients with recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy to identify va...
Tip sheet for the February 24, 2004 Neurology
...th methotrexate-based chemotherapy and whole brain radiotherapy
had more impairment than those who had the chemotherapy alone. In a separate study, researchers in the Netherlands and Belgium examined a group of 19 PCNSL patients in remission after combined treatment with intrathecal and IV methotrexate-based ch...
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