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iCAD to launch skin cancer treatment tool for Xoft
Computer-aided detection and radiation therapy firm iCAD plans to unveil a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iCAD launches DBT computer-aided detection package iCAD acquires VuCOMP cancer portfolio iCAD wins 8 Xoft contracts worldwide iCAD previews new tomosynthesis software at RSNA 2015 iCAD launches cervical applicator for Xoft Axxent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
Title: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low (Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy May Carry Risks
Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may carry certain risks
HealthDay News Radiation treatment for prostate cancer may put men at a slight increased risk for other cancers, a new review suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 -- Radiation treatment for prostate cancer may put men at a slight increased risk for other cancers, a new review suggests. The analysis of 21 studies revealed that prostate cancer patients who had radiation therapy had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

CT helps 3D printing get wounded warriors back in action
With the aid of CT, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Healthcare 3D printing market ready to explode CT, 3D printing help team separate conjoined girls Tips for implementing 3D printing at your hospital 3D printing helps shape radiation therapy to patients 3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Elekta iViewDose Software Designed to Provide an Essential Safety Check for Radiation Therapy
EPID-based in vivo patient dosimetry for error detection receives US FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark CRAWLEY, England, March 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The use of highly-focused, rapid delivery techniques such as intensity mo... Devices, Oncology, Product LaunchElekta, iViewDose, dosimetry, IMRT, VMAT, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3-month PET/CT helps track oropharyngeal cancer
A three-month follow-up PET/CT scan is very helpful for detecting the recurrence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interrupted radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence PET/CT details hint at survival of head and neck cancer patients Oral HPV infection increasing in young men PET/CT prevents dissections for head and neck cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are Radiation Therapy Tattoos?
Before having breast radiation, you may need to have skin markings or radiation therapy tattoos to guide the treatment. Here's what to expect. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Invisible Tattoos as Markers in Radiation Therapy
Tattooing is a necessary part of radiation therapy, but the standard black ink tattoo is a permanent reminder of a woman's breast cancer experience. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Sanford Head, Neck Cancer Clinical Trial will Aim to Activate Immune...
Study uses drug in collaboration with chemotherapy, radiation therapy(PRWeb February 24, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13231055.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Ineffective for Bowel Dysfunction After RTHyperbaric Oxygen Ineffective for Bowel Dysfunction After RT
In this randomized, sham-controlled trial, hyperbaric oxygen failed to improve chronic GI symptoms, including rectal bleeding, after curative radiation therapy for pelvic cancers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Ineffective for Chronic Bowel Dysfunction?Hyperbaric Oxygen Ineffective for Chronic Bowel Dysfunction?
In this randomized, sham-controlled trial, hyperbaric oxygen failed to improve chronic GI symptoms, including rectal bleeding, after curative radiation therapy for pelvic cancers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chemoradiation May Increase Survival for a Subset of Elderly Head and Neck Cancer Patients (University of Colorado Cancer Center)
The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to University of Colorado Cancer Center research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. While previous research has demonstrated the efficacy of combining CT with RT to improve survival for HNSCC patients, this improvement had ... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - February 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Types of Radiation Therapy Work for Breast...
What types of radiation therapy are available to treat breast cancer, and how are these different? (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

FDA clears ScandiDos radiation dose monitor
This article originally appeared on MassDevice.com’s sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post FDA clears ScandiDos radiation dose monitor appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Clearance ScandiDos Source Type: news

FDA clears ScandiDos dosimetry system
Radiation therapy quality assurance firm ScandiDos has received U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ScandiDos readies in vivo dosimetry system Elekta signs distributor deal with ScandiDos Varian, ScandiDos sign distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No survival advantage of induction chemo over CRT for locally advanced head & neck cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Head and neck cancer patients who receive induction chemotherapy (IC; chemotherapy administered prior to radiation therapy) rather than the standard treatment of concurrent chemoradiation (CRT) do not benefit from increased survival rates and are less likely to receive a full course of radiation, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study determines key recurrence detection time for oropharyngeal cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) For patients treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the majority of recurrences can be detected by post-treatment imaging at three months and physical exams during the six months following treatment, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) According to University of Colorado Cancer Center research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, the addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No survival advantage of induction chemo over CRT for locally advanced head and neck cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Head and neck cancer patients who receive induction chemotherapy (IC; chemotherapy administered prior to radiation therapy) rather than the standard treatment of concurrent chemoradiation do not benefit from increased survival rates and are less likely to receive a full course of radiation, according to research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemotherapy before Chemoradiation Shows No Survival Advantage in Head and Neck Cancer (University of Colorado Cancer Center)
Head and neck cancer patients who receive chemotherapy prior to radiation therapy (induction chemotherapy or IC) rather than the standard treatment that combines chemotherapy with radiation (chemoradiation or CRT) show no survival benefit and are less likely to receive a full course of radiation, according to research from the University of Colorado Cancer Center presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. The study, which examined more than 8,000 patient records in t... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Who Miss Radiation Treatments At High Risk for Relapse
Missed appointments prolong treatment, increase likelihood for cancer to return, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients Who Miss Radiation Treatments at High Risk for Relapse
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 -- Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation treatment sessions are at increased risk for a return of their cancer, a new study finds. The study included more than 1,200 patients who had radiation therapy for head and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How head and neck cancers respond to radiation depends in part on HPV status
People whose head and neck cancers test positive for the human papilloma virus are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those whose cancers are HPV-negative, but an explanation for these differences has remained elusive. Now, UCLA scientists have shown for the first time that radiation treatment transforms cancer cells into head and neck cancer stem cells — which are known to be resistant to radiation therapy — more effectively when the cancer tests negative for HPV. These findings shed light on why some head and neck cancers fare much worse after radiation therapy despite optimum treatment...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obama proposes bigger cancer budget for 2017
President Obama's 2017 budget, released on Monday, proposes $5.9 billion to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO awards grants to researchers ASTRO hails fight on radiation oncology Medicare cuts ASTRO: Proposed MPFS rule would hurt radiation therapy ASTRO lauds CMS CT lung cancer screening decision ASTRO, AANS to launch stereotactic radiosurgery registry (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Namibia: Oncology Centre Offers Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment
[Namibia Economist] Windhoek's new Namibian Oncology Centre, equipped with the country's first Elekta digital linear accelerator, has significantly improved treatment options for cancer patients. The centre, built and equipped with funding from Spitz Healthcare Investments, also features chemotherapy, a laboratory, pharmacy and in-patient facilities. The centre's radiation therapy department began treating patients in July 2015, and its oncology pharmacy, chemotherapy unit and sub-acute ward have been operational since Novemb (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With Studies Like These, We May Never Get AnswersWith Studies Like These, We May Never Get Answers
The design of recent studies on salvage radiation therapy after local recurrence of prostate cancer may preclude any meaningful lessons. Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Radiation After Lumpectomy in Women ≥70 Still CommonRadiation After Lumpectomy in Women ≥70 Still Common
Despite NCCN guidelines issued in 2004 against the practice, there has been scant decline in the use of postlumpectomy radiation therapy among elderly women with small ER+ breast cancers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Study Finds Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence
February 9, 2016—(NEW YORK, NY)—Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s NCI–designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center have found. The study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, suggests that this noncompliance to scheduled treatments may represent a new behavioral biomarker for identifying high-risk patients who require additional interventions to achieve optimal care outcomes...
Source: Einstein News - February 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Interrupted radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence
Patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions are at greater risk...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Shorter RT works for low-risk prostate cancer Shortened RT for prostate cancer may not be better ASTRO: APBI works as well as whole-breast irradiation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence
Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators have found. The study evaluated 1,227 patients scheduled for courses of external beam radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, breast, lung, cervix uterus or rectum from 2007 to 2012. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Conversion of head and neck cancer cells into radiation-resistant cancer stem cells depends on HPV status, study finds
Head and neck cancers that test positive for the human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those that test HPV-negative, but an explanation for these differences has remained elusive. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study finds interruption of radiation therapy risks cancer recurrence
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein College of Medicine's NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center have found. The study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, suggests that this noncompliance to scheduled treatments may represent a new behavioral biomarker for identifying high-risk patients who require additional interventions to achieve optimal care outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

10 Ways to Improve Your Lung Cancer Survival
What if we knew of something you could do - besides surgery and chemotherapy and radiation therapy - that may improve your survival with lung cancer? Check out these tips. (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - February 6, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Cancer treatment in India one of the best, but doesn't reach everyone
The availability of sophisticated radiation therapy like 3-D CRT and combination of radiation and chemotherapy now account for 80% of the treatments. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Aims to Resolve How To Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast
This study will provide so many answers to questions that are critical to resolve,” Hwang said. “One of the key features is the assessment of patient-reported outcomes with each approach, as we believe how patients view their disease and their care must be central to any advances in cancer treatment.” The funding award for the DCIS study has been approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract. PHOTO: Shelley Hwang, M.D., Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Department of Surgery. CREDIT: Duke Health. (Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features)
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - February 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Have You Ever Wondered How Radiation Therapy...
Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment for prostate cancer today. Learn the basics that everyone should know. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - February 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Doctors subject early-cancer patients to excessive radiation because it makes them more money
(NaturalNews) In recent years, a new approach to treating breast cancer with radiation therapy has been developed. The introduction of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation (as opposed to conventional whole breast irradiation) has reduced the length of treatment by about half... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does radiation therapy improve survival for women with ductal carcinoma in situ?
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found that a set of easily measurable risk factors can predict the magnitude of survival benefit offered by radiation therapy following breast cancer surgery. Their results appear online in The Journal of Clinical Oncology on Feb. 1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does Radiation Therapy Improve Survival for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)? Yes...and...No.
Set of risk factors predict which patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will see a survival benefit from radiation therapy after breast cancer surgery. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - February 1, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Does Radiation Therapy Improve Survival for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)? Yes...and...No.
Set of risk factors predict which patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will see a survival benefit from radiation therapy after breast cancer surgery. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 1, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Does Radiation Therapy Improve Survival for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)? Yes...and...No. (Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center)
Approximately 60,000 patients in the United States will receive a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in 2016. DCIS is not an invasive form of cancer and the 10-year survival rate for women with DCIS is greater than 98 percent. However, incidence of DCIS has increased dramatically over the last three decades, and being able to determine which women are among the small percentage at higher risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality could help clinicians and patients tailor treatment ... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - February 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Be Kind to Your Skin During Radiation Treatment
During treatment, radiation therapy may cause skin problems on the breast being radiated that require medical intervention. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news