Tag: "radiation" at medical news
Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
Advances in radiation
therapy for cancer have made it possible to fine-tune radiation
beams so they match the shape and position of a patient's tumor nearly anywhere in the body. But the...
Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets
...tumors become highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation
and the five-year survival rate falls rapidly, to 64 percent if the disease has reached the lymph nodes and 16 percent if it has spread to other organs. The discovery of Akt's significant role in the progression of melanomas was made by scientists ...
Breast cancer survivors experience long-term heart disease risk from radiotherapy
Women who were treated with radiation
for breast cancer during the 1980s may be at an in...te . Despite this increased risk of heart disease, radiation
therapy has been previously shown to improve the chances of surviving breast cancer. Breast cancer ...
Study shows no survival benefit for CT screening for lung cancer
... smokers." CT screening is not without risk. The radiation
can become significant when the scans are repeated...lts, which can lead to additional CT scans at full radiation
doses and invasive procedures like lung biopsies. This study also suggests CT screening can lead to...
Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors
...- which usually includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
-- the prognosis is even more grim, with an average life expectancy of three to nine months. "When the tumor recurs after treatment, there are no standard therapies," Vredenburgh said. "This study may lead to options where there previously were non...
Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room
... work on new imaging methods. Another concern is radiation
exposure, noted Pim J. de Feyter, M.D., Ph.D., F.A...ngs or unclear CT images. They receive one dose of radiation
during CT scanning, a second dose of radiation
during follow-up nuclear scanning, and in some cases,...
Custom-made cancer cell attacks
...as radioiodine decay in a predictable way and emit radiation
while that is happening. Bearing that principle...dividual therapy means patients will require fewer radiation
doses and treatment sessions, says Ruth, who is director of the TRIUMF PET (Positron Emission Tomogr...
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
...ronically its primary treatments, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy, can narrow blood vessels and add to the risk. An estimated 600,000 pulmonary embolisms occur each year in the United States and deep vein thrombosis is about twice as common. Many patients have both because a clot in the leg has nearly a s...
Prostate cancer patients see high survival rates with seed implants
...than ninety percent of men who receive appropriate radiation
dose levels with permanent radiation
seed implants to treat their prostate cancer are cured of their cancer eight years after diagnosis, ...
Novel Ames Lab composite may replace depleted uranium
...e health worries related to toxicity and perceived radiation
concerns regarding depleted uranium." Depleted-uranium-based alloys have traditionally been used in the production of solid metal, armor-piercing projectiles known as kinetic energy penetrators, or KEPs. The combination of high density (~18.6 grams...
MR angiography highly accurate in detecting blocked arteries
...r CT, particularly because it delivers no ionizing radiation
to the patient. "MR angiography, using a small q...tine useavoiding increased risk of mini-stroke and radiation
exposure." Dr. Nael predicts that in most cases, contrast-enhanced MR angiography could replace ot...
Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence
... increased up to 3.5 times if they did not receive radiation
after their surgery. Great strides have been ma...o women who received breast conserving surgery and radiation
or mastectomy alone. The risk was highest for local and regional recurrence. These results held rega...
Radiation therapy reduces cancer recurrence in older breast cancer patients
..., we recommend that mastectomy, or lumpectomy with radiation
therapy, along with adequate duration of hormone t...he follow-up. Women treated with lumpectomy but no radiation
therapy had a risk of local or regional recurrence that was 3.5 times higher than women radiation
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Surgery and adjuvant therapy may work for pancreatic cancer
...Cancer Center have shown that giving patients both radiation
and chemotherapy after completely removing invasiv...verall survival rates. The study's lead author, a radiation
oncology resident in Rochester, Michele Corsini, M.D., presented the findings Saturday, Jan. 20, at ...
Combination therapy spares some head and neck patients from surgery
... and neck cancer a combination of chemotherapy and radiation
therapy controls the cancer and allows many patien...vasive regimen of cisplatin-based chemotherapy and radiation
therapy effectively treats many advanced head and neck cancers, meaning some patients can safely avo...
New angiogenesis inhibitor has promise for treating deadly brain tumor
...rd treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy may delay tumor growth, but patients usua...very of chemotherapy drugs or the effectiveness of radiation
therapy, which requires an adequate supply of oxygen to the tumor. The fact that combining angiogen...
'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients
...f the cancer. The surgery is then followed up with radiation
or chemotherapy, but that shrinks and scars the to...of tongue cancers that primary surgery followed by radiation
gives them the best chance at swallowing after their treatment....
New study focuses on radiation-associated cancer risks
... the risk of an increase in cancer incidence after radiation
exposure in mice, dogs, monkeys, the atomic bomb survivors, persons exposed occupationally, and patients treated with radiation. The study appears in the January issue of the journal Radiation Research. The authors found that there is great heterog...
Study examines genetic factors associated with head and neck cancer
... modern therapeutic options that include surgery, radiation
therapy, and chemotherapeutic intervention, 50 percent of all patients will ultimately die of this disease, with more than 7,400 deaths projected for 2006 in the United States, according to background information in the article. Charis Eng, M.D., P...
Rice's Drezek wins $3M grant for breast cancer research
...n to guiding surgery to monitoring the efficacy of radiation
therapy and targeted drug treatments. The program... used to monitor therapies including chemotherapy, radiation
therapy, and surgery. Kuan Yu, assistant professor of radiation
oncology, will lead the portion of t...
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