Tag: "radiation" at medical news
Jefferson radiation oncologists among first to use cone beam CT to improve treatment accuracy
(PHILADELPHIA) While one of the Holy Grails in radiation
oncology is to spare as much healthy tissue as pos...k or unfortunately, continue to grow. As a result, radiation
target sites change, which can be problematic for treatment. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ...
Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find
.... When skin is exposed to sunlight, ultraviolet radiation
(UV) is absorbed by skin molecules that then can g...tained in the sunscreen, cut down the amount of UV radiation
that can penetrate the skin. Over time, though, these filters penetrate into the skin below the sur...
ASTRO annual meeting again named a fastest growing tradeshow
...ccess of our meeting is further demonstration that radiation
therapy continues to gain recognition as one of the least invasive, most effective and cost effective treatment for people with cancer." ASTRO will be formally recognized by Tradeshow Week at an awards ceremony this November in Boston. ...
M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
...h common cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation
therapy. Perez says essential oils, like many medi...herapy can be used to treat/heal burns caused from radiation
treatment safely and effectively, soothe pre-treatment anxiety and manage loss-of-memory issues in c...
Three cancer researchers win awards from ASTRO
...plary efforts of these researchers in the field of radiation
oncology," said K. Kian Ang, M.D., Ph.D., ASTRO President and a radiation
oncologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "These results reflect the level of top-notch ...
Cancer survivors at risk for suicidal thoughts, attempts
... a greater time having passed since diagnosis, and radiation
treatments to the head. The latter form of treatment used less frequently and in smaller doses today can cause growth retardation and physical disfigurement, impairments in memory and cognitive functions, and increased risk of second cancers. Pat...
U-M study finds some prostate cancer patients potentially overtreated
...ith lower-risk prostate cancer received surgery or radiation
treatment when a wait-and-see approach of no thera...nd benefits of immediate treatment with surgery or radiation
are not always well-defined. Research has shown that older men with lower-risk prostate cancer who c...
Studies highlight need to monitor heart function in breast cancer patients
... women with early stage breast cancer who received radiation
therapy to the left side of the chest were more likely than those who received right-sided radiation
to develop heart disease during the subsequent two decades. However, left-sided radiation
Breast cancer survivors change lifestyle after diagnosis
...vivor completing all surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation
treatment for cancer and a second time three months later. Study participants completed measures assessing beliefs about the cause of their cancer; beliefs about behavioral strategies that may reduce the chance of cancer recurrence; diet, exercise, s...
Appropriateness criteria issued for cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
...equences include the risks of the procedure (i.e., radiation
or contrast exposure) and the downstream impact of poor test performance such as the delay in diagnosis (false negatives) or inappropriate diagnosis (false positives). The 39 CCT and 33 CMR indications rated by a technical panel of experts encompa...
Groundbreaking studies to be presented at top cancer meeting
...adiology and Oncology (ASTRO) the world's largest radiation
oncology society. What: 48th Annual Scientifi...eck cancers. New ways of combining chemotherapy, radiation
and surgical therapies. The latest advances in diagnosing and treating head and neck, prostate, lu...
Patients receiving treatment with radioisotopes may trigger security alarms
...dioisotopes should be warned that they may trigger radiation
alarms, say doctors in this week's BMJ. Their ad...ows the case of a patient who activated an airport radiation
detector six weeks after receiacving radioiodine therapy. He was detained and subjected to extensive...
Do close surgical margins predict if breast cancer will return?
... cancerous lump is surgically removed, followed by radiation
therapy and possibly chemotherapy. With a lumpecto...idence of additional cancer. All patients received radiation
therapy. After 10 years, the number of local recurrences was the same for women who had re-exci...
Synthetic version of scorpion venom delivers radioactive iodine to malignant brain tumors
...rate. "Despite advances in surgical technology, radiation
therapy and cancer-killing drugs, length of surviv... after surgery, despite the low dose of TM-601 and radiation
levels that were below expected therapeutic levels. Analyses also showed that most of the radioact...
Carefully mixed radiation cocktail reduces breast cancer treatment's collateral damage to skin
...breast, physicians have been turning to mixed-beam radiation
therapy (MBRT), which employs separate beams of electrons and photons (x-rays). The two types of radiation
complement one another, as electrons generally travel to shallow depths while the x-rays can penetra...
Researchers uncover how prostate cancer cells defy death
... Treatments for prostate cancer include surgery, radiation
therapy and hormone therapy, also known as androgen ablation therapy because it reduces levels of the male hormones that can stimulate the growth certain types of prostate cancer. Lowering hormone levels makes prostate cancer shrink or grow more slow...
Obesity an increasing obstacle to medical diagnosis
...eighing up to 350 pounds. For exams that require radiation
exposure, such as x-rays and CT, the power can be ... However, this leads to an undesirable increase in radiation
dose. Incomplete examinations related to obesity can lead to serious consequences for the patient,...
Combination therapy may improve survival for pancreatic cancer
...rance, have shown that combining chemotherapy with radiation
therapy after the surgical removal of cancer in th...a particular chemotherapy agent (gemcitabine) plus radiation
therapy might improve survival rates for patients with this devastating cancer," said A. William Bla...
Heat therapy for cancer may be key to 'Lance Armstrong Effect'
...efine the right temperature and doses of chemo and radiation
therapy," says DeWeese. To direct heat only to cancer cells, the researchers are investigating the use of nanoparticles that have an affinity for surface proteins carried by cancer cells. Once the nanoparticle finds the correct "address" of the ca...
Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice
...rs inactivated Listeria with lethal doses of gamma radiation
and then vaccinated a group of 10 mice twice with the irradiated bacteria. Another group of 10 mice received two inoculations with heat-killed Listeria, while a third group of 10 received no vaccine. Twenty-eight days after the first vaccinations, al...
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