3-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends
Proton beam therapy benefits patients with tumors located next to critical organs with potentially fewer severe side effects and complications, compared to other forms of radiation therapy. This is especially important for children with cancer ― children like 3-year-old Rhett Flaten who in May became the 5,000th patient to receive the cutting-edge treatment since the Rochester Proton Beam Therapy Program began six years ago. Watch: With a little help from his "friends", 3-year-old takes on… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 pandemic caused decline in preventive services Mortality gap in breast cancer narrows, but disparities persist Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening COVID-19 widens disparities in breast screening Radiation therapy access grows, but not in rural areas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMV: Most U.S. hospitals plan to buy an x-ray system
Good news for x-ray equipment manufacturers: Most hospitals in the U.S. pla...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon nabs top award from IMV's ServiceTrak IMV: MRI procedure volume fell 35% in 2020 IMV: CT procedure volume fell 20% in 2020 IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: COVID-19 cuts ultrasound exam volume by 50% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to mak...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination CMS to delay start of RO Model for radiation therapy CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WVU researcher leads effort to reduce data-transfer error in radiation therapy
(West Virginia University) As the complexity of radiation therapy has grown, so too has the amount of data that goes into treatment machines. With more data comes more opportunity for errors in data transfer. Ramon Alfredo Siochi--WVU's director of medical physics--is working to make those errors less likely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO commits to October in-person annual meeting in Chicago
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has announced that it i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Carbogen and Nicotinamide With Radiation Feasible for Bladder Cancer
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- The use of concurrent carbogen and nicotinamide (CON) with radiation therapy is feasible for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) in the Australian setting, according to a study published online June 30 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RaySearch brings RayStation 9 to China
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has received regulator...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract RaySearch releases update of RayStation software RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow RaySearch unveils new RayStation release (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MD Anderson research highlights for June 30, 2021
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include expanded use of a targeted therapy for a new group of patients with leukemia, molecular studies yielding novel cancer therapeutic targets, insights into radiation therapy resistance and a community intervention to reduce cervical cancer rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

B dot Medical touts proton beam-bending magnet technology
B dot Medical is highlighting the successful performance of a superconductin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

B dot Medical touts proton beam bending magnet technology
B dot Medical is highlighting the successful performance of a superconductin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk IMV: Radiation therapy volume stays steady despite COVID-19 IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids Proton therapy works well for pediatric brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Opens Novel Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma
Researchers at the much-acclaimed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have opened the first clinical trial for mesothelioma patients that combines a recently approved immunotherapy treatment with targeted radiation. Potential for extending survival is there. This single-center phase I clinical trial opens June 24, and is expected to enroll at least 20 participants. It will study the safety and effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy, known as SBRT, when added to the immunotherapy combination of Opdivo and Yervoy. “The reasoning behind this study is that we need to build upon the success we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lynette Zilio Source Type: news

RaySearch secures $2.2M Swiss contract
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has secured a $2.2 millio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch releases update of RayStation software RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy AI algorithm boosts Swedish clinic's workflow (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta radiotherapy system designed for changing cancer landscape now available for U.S. patients
Elekta Harmony linear accelerator cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration ATLANTA, June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that its Elekta Harmony* radiation therapy system recently received U.... Devices, Oncology, FDA Elekta, Elekta Harmony, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adjuvant RT May Aid Men at High Risk for Death From Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- For men with positive pelvic lymph nodes (pN1) or pGleason score 8 to 10 prostate cancer and disease extending beyond the prostate (pT3/4) at radical prostatectomy (RP), adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) versus early... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accuray Expands CyberKnife(R) System Versatility with Integration of RaySearch's RayStation Treatment Planning System
Treatment Planning for the CyberKnife System and Other Radiation Therapy Devices Can Now be Performed Using the Same Software Solution SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) ann... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch Accuray, RayStation, treatment planning, CyberKnife, Radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI algorithm produces autosegmented contours for radiotherapy
Automatically segmented contours generated on CT scans by a deep-learning algorith...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Will physicians trust radiation therapy planned by AI? Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy? Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19 AI, radiomics predicts prostate cancer recurrence AI can enhance MRI-guided radiation therapy plans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuray gets CE Mark for ClearRT imaging
Radiation oncology firm Accuray announced it has received the CE Mark for it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray appoints chief medical, technology officer Accuray to tap Japanese market for ClearRT Accuray nets FDA nod for ClearRT imaging technology Accuray's fiscal Q1 revenue declines Accuray partners with Brainlab in radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel Gene Panel Predicts Who Can Skip RT in Early Breast Cancer Novel Gene Panel Predicts Who Can Skip RT in Early Breast Cancer
A novel 16-gene panel can both identify patients with a low risk of recurrence if they were to skip postsurgery radiation therapy, and predict which patients would be unlikely to benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Elekta's new strategy to focus on growth and access to radiation therapy
Capital Markets Day presentations highlight opportunities and potential based on Elekta's strong position STOCKHOLM, June 7, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- At Elekta's (EKTA-B.ST) Capital Markets Day, CEO, Gustaf Salford, and members... Devices, Oncology Elekta, radiation therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will physicians trust radiation therapy planned by AI?
Radiation oncologists may favor radiation therapy plans produced by a machine-learnin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy? Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19 AI, radiomics predicts prostate cancer recurrence Physicians often miss rad therapy side effects AI can enhance MRI-guided radiation therapy plans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds lower mortality rate for men at high risk for death from prostate cancer who received early postoperative radiation therapy
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new, retrospective study focuses on men who have both high-grade prostate cancer that extends outside the prostate and/or has spread into the lymph nodes. For these men who are at high risk of dying from the disease, there was a significant reduction in the risk of death with adjuvant radiation therapy (aRT) use, suggesting that it should be offered to these men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Upstate Cancer Center doctor to present results of clinical trial for small cell lung cancer at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Evidence shows once daily radiation therapy treatment is effective. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Research Source Type: news

New findings offer improved therapy of early-stage, BRCA mutation-associated breast cancer
(Houston Methodist) A new treatment with potential to improve the outcomes for patients with hereditary BRCA mutations and high-risk, early-stage breast cancer appeared June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine and will be presented June 6 at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. These results represent the first time a PARP inhibitor has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer returning in high-risk patients following completion of standard chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RaySearch releases update of RayStation software
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories has released 11A...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract Accuray, RaySearch treat 1st patients in Asia-Pacific (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Early Stage NSCLC Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Early Stage NSCLC
A new review explores the current role of stereotactic body radiation therapy in the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer and highlights recent research.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Radiation Burn: What to Know
WebMD explains this side effect of radiation therapy and how to treat it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RayCare 5A brings new features for radiation therapy management
STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RaySearch announces the release of a new version of RayCare®, the next-generation oncology information system. RayCare 5A* introduces a range of significant new features, including s... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch RaySearch Laboratories, RayCare, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Memorial Sloan Kettering Opening New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City will begin recruiting soon for its latest clinical trial involving patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and the expanded use of immunotherapy. The single-center, phase I study will explore the effectiveness of pembrolizumab in combination with intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy, known as IMPRINT, in treating unresectable disease. Pembrolizumab, also known by the brand name Keytruda, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020 for treatment of a small subset of mesothelioma patients. As a well-known immunotherapy drug, pemb...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Bardsley Source Type: news

Long-Term ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Demonstrate Maintenance of Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients
May 26, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data from the pre-specified final analysis of the Phase 3 TITAN study in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC). The TITAN study previously demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) after a median follow-up of 44 months in patients receiving ERLEADA® plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).1 The new PRO data showed that the addition of ERLEADA® to ADT maintained patients’ health-related quality of lif...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

MD Anderson Examines Aggressive Mesothelioma Surgery in Latest Study
A retrospective study involving two decades of pleural mesothelioma patients at the heralded University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center failed to demonstrate a definitive survival advantage to support regular use of extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery. The most aggressive surgery possible for this type of mesothelioma – once the surgery of choice – showed no clear benefit over a more conservative procedure. When compared to the less-aggressive, lung-sparing pleurectomy and decortication surgery, EPP had a much higher perioperative mortality rate and a shorter median survival. “In comparison, we...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Hydrogen peroxide-producing drug boosts cancer-killing effect of radiotherapy
(University of Iowa Health Care) A small drug molecule that appears to protect normal tissue from the damaging effects of radiation, may simultaneously be able to boost the cancer-killing effect of radiation therapy, according to a new study led by scientists at University of Iowa, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PENTEC: World experts team up to improve outcomes for children after radiation therapy
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Experts around the world volunteer in a large-scale effort to provide the first evidence-based guidelines for pediatric radiation therapy. These guidelines are aimed at minimizing long-term side effects while maintaining effectiveness of therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Breast-conserving surgery offers better survival than mastectomy for cancer
Women who undergo breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease than those who receive a full mastectomy, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New therapy shortens treatment for HPV-related cancers of the tonsils, tongue
Patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer who undergo surgery and are treated with chemotherapy, may be able to forgo significant radiation therapy without increasing the risk of their cancer spreading, according to the results of a clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic. "We found that decreasing the amount of radiation therapy after a minimally invasive robotic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Breast cancer radiotherapy and treatment innovations
The type of breast cancer a person has and how far it has spread determine the appropriate treatment. Previously, a patient with breast cancer might have received five to six weeks of radiation therapy. But the approach is changing. "For many years, we had the understanding that giving a little bit of radiation each day, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can 3D-printed shields protect patients during radiation therapy?
3D-printed radioprotective shields produced from CT images can be used to protec...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual surgical planning, 3D printing enhance maxillectomies 3D-printed surgical guides enhance breast conservation therapy 3D printing may help to uncover secrets of AAOCA Ultralow-dose CT doesn't hurt value of 3D models 3D printing, AR can enhance thoracoscopic surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuray to tap Japanese market for ClearRT
Accuray has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labou...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray nets FDA nod for ClearRT imaging technology Accuray's fiscal Q1 revenue declines Accuray partners with Brainlab in radiation therapy Accuray's Q4, fiscal year revenues decline Accuray launches CyberKnife S7 system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Personalized, 3D printed shields developed to protect patients during radiation therapy
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a new paper published in Advanced Science, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT describe efforts to develop a new personalized, 3D-printed device intended to shield patients who are undergoing radiation therapy and prevent radiation-induced toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study finds stereotactic body radiotherapy is safe for treating multiple metastases
(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of the approach, UChicago Medicine researchers found that high-powered, tightly-targeted radiation therapy is safe for treating patients with multiple metastases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Janssen Provides Update on Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Combination
RARITAN, N.J., April 19, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that regulatory submissions based on the Phase 3 ACIS study, which evaluated the combination of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), will not be pursued. As presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium in February 2021, the ACIS study met its primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS); ho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan
RaySearch Laboratories said that its RayStation treatment planning system ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership
Canon Medical Systems USA said it is expanding its partnership with RaySearc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon nabs top award from IMV's ServiceTrak Canon expands utility of AiCE in MRI Sales of CT and x-ray help Canon 2020 results RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Marc Baum went through all the usual steps to treat his bladder cancer -- a couple of surgeries, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, all in a three-month period. But doctors hope that an extra step -- an experimental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vysioneer secures FDA clearance for brain tumor contouring software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared artificial intelligenc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Akesis radiation therapy system cleared Radformation releases rad therapy contouring software European Commission gives OK to big Siemens/Varian deal Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19 ViewRay posts mixed financial results for Q4, year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer
The disruption of cancer screening programs during the COVID-19 pandemic ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO lauds Biden's CMS administrator nomination ASTRO endorses COVID-19 vaccine for cancer patients ASTRO lauds delay of radiation therapy payment reform Race, ethnicity vary in radiation therapy trials Radiation therapy access grows, but not in rural areas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic has led to more advanced-stage cancer diagnoses, physician survey finds
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Physician leaders of radiation therapy clinics say that new patients are arriving for treatment with more advanced disease than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The national survey fielded Jan. 15-Feb. 7 also found that treatment postponements and deferrals have largely subsided and that clinics continue to use a variety of enhanced safety measures to protect their patients and staff. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 30, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Assessment of simulated SARS-CoV-2 infection, mortality risk associated with radiation therapy among patients in 8 RCTs
(JAMA Network) This comparative effectiveness study investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with the benefits and risks of standard radiation therapy in simulated patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ultrasound spots cardiac arrhythmic sites better than ECG
Ultrasound can more accurately map arrhythmic sites in the heart for improve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Radiation therapy can calm rapid heart rhythm 3D models advance therapy for heart rhythm disorders SPECT, MRI together advance arrhythmia treatment 3D virtual heart helps pinpoint irregular heartbeat CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news