Tag: "radiotherapy" at medical news
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...but anemia may also result in a poorer response to radiotherapy
or chemotherapy due to increased tumor hypoxia. Researchers have hypothesized that reducing the anemia with the use of recombinant human erythropoietin may be able to improve tumor response and improve survival, but trials testing this hypothesis hav...
Tamoxifen can reduce breast pain in prostate cancer patients
Tamoxifen is more effective than radiotherapy
at preventing breast enlargement and breast pain i...ectiveness of tamoxifen with that of electron-beam radiotherapy
for the prevention and treatment of breast enlargement and breast pain caused by bicalutamide therap...
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...cancer patients tolerate combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy
with no higher risk of death than younger patients...lts. Studies have found chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy
improves survival over chemotherapy alone. Since that finding, researchers have developed new protoc...
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
...rchers are uncertain about the significance of the radiotherapy
finding-the study was not designed to explore radiotherapy's relationship to heart health, they note-and they caution that further research is needed before drawing conclusions on radiotherapy's heart impact. "Within the past few years, studies have ...
Latest generation lineal accelerator for radiotherapy
...s release is also available in Spanish The new radiotherapy
equipment has the Moduleaf system as an extra feat... precisely-adapted treatment such as radiosurgery, radiotherapy
stereotactics or radiotherapy
with modulated intensity. Modulated intensity A lineal accelerator i...
One-a-day tablet treats common infection among head and neck cancer patients
..., studied patients in 36 centers who had completed radiotherapy
for head and neck cancer and had oropharyngeal candidiasis confirmed by examination or fungal culture. One group of 141 patients were given daily a bioadhesive tablet containing 50mg of miconazole, developed by BioAlliance Pharma, a French biopharma...
Delaying radiation for prostate cancer does not affect outcome
...udes surgery and radiation. The forms of available radiotherapy
include external beam radiation 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy, or brachytherapy. Treatment delays of several months are quite common for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and can cause patients concer...
Some male breast cancer patients may have unnecessary radiotherapy
...east were almost six times more likely to be given radiotherapy
than were women with the equivalent stage of disease. Many men receive radiotherapy
routinely after a mastectomy because the smaller male breast makes it harder for surgeons to leave a...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
... maintaining accurate positioning while performing radiotherapy
over a period of several days or more. A procedu...at this new design will become the next-generation radiotherapy
treatment machine. The superior image quality of the MRI available on line during treatment should h...
The diagnosis of tumours in children
...on of the tumour and the subsequent treatment with radiotherapy
and chemotherapy, although with scant percentage of success. In this context, Ms Paula Lazcoz put forward as the objective of her PhD an attempt, from a molecular pathology perspective, at the diagnosis and prognosis of neuroblastic tumours. To this ...
Single dose of chemotherapy is as effective as radiotherapy for testicular cancer
...inoma from 70 hospitals in 14 countries to compare radiotherapy
with chemotherapy treatment. Between 1996 and 2001, the researchers randomly assigned 543 patients with stage I seminoma to receive a single course of carboplatin and 904 patients to receive radiation therapy. After a median follow-up of 3 years, the...
GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences
...fect for many patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy
for cancer. For certain cancer treatments almost all patients suffer from this affliction. Mucositis can be so severe that eating, drinking and speech is not possible. Cancer treatment may have to be delayed or suspended completely and infections o...
Model predicts risk of breast cancer for young women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma
...gains in long-term survival provided by successful radiotherapy
and chemotherapy outweigh the associated risks of breast cancer and other late sequelae. Moreover, current modifications in treatment will likely result in lower risks of breast cancer in the future," the authors write. In an editorial, Dan L. Longo...
Short-term hormone therapy can improve outlook for men with early prostate cancer
...ths of androgen deprivation therapy in addition to radiotherapy
can substantially improve their outlook, concludes...a and New Zealand. Patients were randomly assigned radiotherapy
and either no testosterone suppression, 3 months' suppression or 6 months' suppression. When compare...
Lymphoma survivor recognized for helping Denver cancer patients
...logies, biological modifiers and systemic targeted radiotherapy
with practical applications affecting the lives of cancer patients both today and tomorrow. For more information on Survivor Circle, the Survivor Circle Award or ASTRO's 47th Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.astro.org/annual_meeting/index.ht...
Fox Chase study shows TURP patients with intermediate PSA should be considered high-risk
...treatment PSA is used to determine the appropriate radiotherapy
dose and whether androgen deprivation therapy shou...ment PSA of less than 20 and received 3D conformal radiotherapy
without hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy. Of these, 143 men had a prior TURP. The median pre...
CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery
...ical records of 549 patients who were treated with radiotherapy
at UF for advanced head and neck cancer between 1990 and 2002; 341 patients later underwent surgery to remove lymph nodes. UF doctors, basing their treatment on the results of the previous research, did not remove lymph nodes in patients who met the ...
Mount Sinai Researchers present findings on treatments for prostate and breast cancer
... is predictive for the development of late adverse radiotherapy
responses among breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant radiation therapy. (Lead author: A.Y. Ho) Prostate brachytherapy is generally well tolerated and appears to be safe in patients with a history of IBD. (Lead author: C.A. Peters) If biolo...
Ideal doses of IMRT defined to reduce treatment side effects for head and neck cancer
... patients may be spared side effects from standard radiotherapy
that can be significant." During radiation therapy, high-energy beams are aimed at cancer cells to destroy them by permanently damaging their underlying genetic material. Unlike standard radiation therapy, IMRT administers a radiation field that cons...
Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer
...lowing standard adjuvant systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy
(if applicable), evaluates observation versus Herceptin every three weeks for 12 months or 24 months in women with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. The HERA study allowed for the use of a wide range of chemotherapy regimens, and both lymph no...
1 2 3 4