Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Proton Therapy, or Conformal Radiation Therapy and Morbidity and Disease Control in Localized Prostate Cancer
Interested in the different modalities for prostate cancer. This article is an excellent reference to review.
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3rd Annual International Conference on the Contemporary Management of Prostate Cancer-Sat March 24-Orlando more
Calypso’s GPS for the Body® technology provides accurate, precise, real-time tracking to keep radiation focused on the tumor, not surrounding healthy tissue. The result? More radiation reaches the target to better fight the cancer and patients report experiencing fewer side effects. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Ryan Burri published 8 radiation oncology abstracts for ASTRO’s (American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology) 2011 53rd conference which was held October 2-6 in Miami, Florida. The abstracts contain research relating to the follow cancers: Bladder, Esophageal, Gallbladder, Breast & Prostate. Two additonal abstracts related to research with Neoadjuvant Radiation & the Novel Ultrasound-based Apparatus. Click Here to see abstracts.
According to the American Cancer Society, Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. In this section you can learn more about the known causes of cancer, including genetic factors; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain types of infections; and environmental exposures to different types of chemicals and radiation. more
From U.S. News & World Report
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Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00
Odds a second cancer will develop after radiation treatment for a first cancer are relatively low, U.S. National Cancer Institute researchers report. In a long-term study of more than 600,000 cancer survivors, an estimated 8 percent of second cancers were attributable to radiation treatment for the original cancer, according to the study. more
From redOrbit website.
Patterns of radiation usage in breast conserving therapy for women 70 years and older with stage I breast cancer are changing: more women are opting for radioactive implants and those with estrogen positive tumors are opting out of radiation therapy, according to an abstract being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers on Saturday, June 4. more
Melanoma may be preventable by regular use of sunscreen, finds an Australian study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study of more than 1,600 adults showed that regular use of sun screen led to a 50% decrease in melanoma and 73% decrease in invasive melanoma. more