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Wait on Radiation After Surgery for GlioblastomaWait on Radiation After Surgery for Glioblastoma
Although delaying the start of adjuvant radiation therapy in other cancers may be detrimental, patients with glioblastoma multiforme may benefit from a 30- to 35-day hiatus after surgery, new data suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

UCLA scientists discover protein that can accelerate cancer patients’ recovery after radiation and chemotherapy
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Dr. John Chute Scientists from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown for the first time how a unique protein found in human bone marrow can drive stem cells to repair our blood system after an injury. The groundbreaking findings provide a roadmap that could help scientists make existing radiation and chemotherapy treatments more effective for people with cancer and other blood-related diseases. Led by Dr. John Chute, a UCLA professor of hematology and radiation oncology and a member of the Jonsson Cancer Center, the nearly two-year study was published online b...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 21, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patients treated with radiation therapy who have tumors in left breast have comparable overall survival to those with tumors in right breast
Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients who have left breast tumors have comparable OS to those with right breast tumors
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according to a study published in the Oct. 1, 2014 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 20, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NuvOx Pharma Awarded $1Million Grant from National Cancer Institute
NuvOx Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a $1Million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) “Nanoparticle-based Sensitizer for Radiation Therapy of...(PRWeb October 17, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12230829.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

United Memorial planning $6.5M cancer program expansion
The Batavia area will see expanded cancer services through a $6.5 million addition at United Memorial Medical Center. The hospital has filed plans to build a 8,500-square-foot addition at its main site on North Street, where it will expand radiation therapy and medical oncology services. United Memorial has offered oncology and infusion services for more than a year in association with the Rochester General Hospital's Dawn and Jacques Lipson MD Cancer Center, now part of the Rochester Regional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Payment parity in radiation therapy best serves cancer patients
Freestanding radiation treatment centers play a vital role in ensuring access (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Image guided radiation therapy is commonly used to ensure accuracy in treating pediatric tumors
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is a commonly used modality to ensure treatment accuracy in the management of pediatric tumors; however, consensus recommendations are needed in order to guide clinical decisions on the use of IGRT in treating pediatric patients, according to a study published in the September-October 2014 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Radiation Therapy Adds No Survival Benefit in MesotheliomaRadiation Therapy Adds No Survival Benefit in Mesothelioma
Adding high-dose radiotherapy to a regimen of chemotherapy and surgery does not delay or prevent local recurrence. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Courage Unmasked' Turns Symbol Of Cancer's Torture Into Art
For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Siner Source Type: news

Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture
For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Siner Source Type: news

Synedgen Awarded National Cancer Institute Funding for Promising New...
Treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation associated with radiation therapy to the lower bowel.(PRWeb September 26, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12204399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teens extend help to family of girl with liver cancer
When Myra and David Mezquita of the South Bay had triplets, they knew they were blessed even though they had their hands more than full caring for the new arrivals as well as their teenagers. Then one of the triplets, Vicky, was diagnosed with liver cancer and needed a transplant, which was performed at UCLA in April 2013 by Dr. Ronald Busuttil, distinguished professor and executive chairman of the UCLA Department of Surgery. Things seemed to be going well at first. But sadly, less than a year later, Vicky was diagnosed with recurrent cancer in her new liver. To eradicate some liver tumors that remained unaffected by the c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Modest acute changes in cardiac biomarkers, electrocardiogram findings following thoracic radiation therapy
There were only modest acute changes in cardiac biomarkers and electrocardiograms and there were no clinically significant cardiac events in patients with high-dose radiation exposure to the heart following thoracic radiation therapy and short-term follow-up, a study has concluded. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

High-Dose RT Is a 'Conundrum' in Localized Prostate CancerHigh-Dose RT Is a 'Conundrum' in Localized Prostate Cancer
A major phase 3 trial compared high- and standard-dose radiation therapy in intermediate-risk, localized disease. The results cast doubt on the dose that American practitioners most commonly use. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 24, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Modest acute changes in cardiac biomarkers and electrocardiogram findings following thoracic radiation therapy
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) There were only modest acute changes in cardiac biomarkers and electrocardiograms and there were no clinically significant cardiac events in patients with high-dose radiation exposure to the heart following thoracic radiation therapy and short-term follow-up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colorado cancer experts launch plan with Japan for US carbon-ion radiotherapy center
(University of Colorado Denver) Colorado cancer researchers and medical doctors on Wednesday announced they are launching a $200,000 feasibility study as a key step to building the nation's first carbon-ion radiotherapy research and treatment facility in Aurora, where they and colleagues hope to investigate and provide to patients leading-edge radiation therapy that is effective against the deadliest cancers and now is available only in Europe and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Consensys teams with rad therapy firm
Consensys Imaging Service has formed a strategic alliance with radiation therapy (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 23, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RT Regimens Preserve QOL in Prostate Ca
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Almost 90% of men with localized prostate cancer remained sexually active 5 years after treatment with blood flow-preserving radiation therapy, results of a small clinical trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 22, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

RT Regimens Preserve QOL in Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Almost 90% of men with localized prostate cancer remained sexually active 5 years after treatment with blood flow-preserving radiation therapy, results of a small clinical trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 21, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Wireless sensor transmits tumor pressure
A novel sensor that can wirelessly relay pressure readings from inside a tumor has been developed by researchers. The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. While medications exist that temporarily decrease tumor pressure, identifying the optimal window to initiate treatment -- when tumor pressure is lowest -- has remained a challenge. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

RT for Breast Cancer Does Not Up Risk for LymphedemaRT for Breast Cancer Does Not Up Risk for Lymphedema
Researchers uncovered good news about radiation therapy and the risk for arm swelling from a large trial of node-negative breast cancer patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO: Radiation therapy cost analysis suggests inefficiency
SAN FRANCISCO - A new analysis of radiation therapy costs presented at this (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Practice Changing (Again): Stereotactic RT for Lung CancerPractice Changing (Again): Stereotactic RT for Lung Cancer
Latest results on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancer are reassuring and should continue to change practice, say researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Targeted radiation, drug therapy combo less toxic for recurrent head, neck cancers
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Patients with a recurrence of head and neck cancer who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in combination with a drug that also carefully targets cancerous tumors. These findings from a UPMC CancerCenter study were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology annual meeting in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 9/17/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oah5sJJMdC8&feature=youtu.be Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: Less invasive medical advances Radiation Therapy Right running technique Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Siemens readies ASTRO product showcase
Siemens Healthcare is debuting a range of radiation therapy technology at this (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mobility in cancer patients with malignant spinal cord compression
Mobility is equally preserved in cancer patients suffering from malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who receive a single dose of 10 Gy of radiation therapy (RT), compared to patients who receive five daily doses of 4 Gy of RT each, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy have 40% five-year survival rate
Patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have a five-year survival rate of 40 percent, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

ASTRO: RT alone helps relieve dysphagia
Radiation therapy (RT) alone is as effective as radiation therapy combined (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer patients with malignant spinal cord compression have preserved mobility
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Mobility is equally preserved in cancer patients suffering from malignant spinal cord compression who receive a single dose of 10 Gy of radiation therapy, compared to patients who receive five daily doses of 4 Gy of radiation therapy each, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long-term results of RTOG 0236 confirm good primary tumor control, positive 5-year survival rates
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy have a 5-year survival rate of 40 percent, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Single fraction RT as effective as multiple fraction RT for bone metastases
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A prospective study that compared patient-reported outcomes of a broad set of cancer patients with bone metastases demonstrates that single fraction radiation therapy is equally as effective as multiple fraction radiation therapy when pain, function and quality of life are considered, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prostate cancer patients surveyed 5 years after vessel-sparing RT report preserved sexual function
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A comparison of five-year sexual function outcomes, as reported by patients treated with external beam radiotherapy versus combination external beam radiotherapy plus brachytherapy, indicates that the utilization of vessel-sparing radiation therapy makes cure possible without compromising long-term sexual function, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prostate cancer patients who receive hypofractionated RT report consistent QoL
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Prostate cancer patients who received hypofractionated radiation therapy reported that their quality of life, as well as bladder and bowel function were at similar levels before and after radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer?
(Fox Chase Cancer Center) Treatment with endocrine therapy and radiation therapy as part of breast conservation is the current standard of care for women with hormone-receptor positive invasive breast cancer. A new study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, however, shows that combination may not be necessary for all patient populations with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New radiosurgery technology provides highly accurate treatment, greater patient comfort
(Henry Ford Health System) A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors -- but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once -- when compared to other radiation therapy stereotactic systems, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study will be presented today, Sept. 16, at ASTRO in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 16, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ASTRO: Manuka honey no help for esophagitis pain
Don't depend on manuka honey to relieve esophagitis pain due to radiation therapy, (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers
Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASTRO: Rad therapy doesn't increase lymphedema risk
Patient-reported data show that radiation therapy does not increase the risk (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer patients who receive hypofractionated radiation therapy report consistent quality of life before and after treatment
Prostate cancer patients who received hypofractionated (HPFX) radiation therapy (RT) reported that their quality of life, as well as bladder and bowel function were at similar levels before and after RT, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Improved survival shown in early-stage Hodgkin's disease patients who receive radiation therapy
Patients with stage I and II Hodgkin’s Disease who receive consolidated radiation therapy (RT) have a higher 10-year survival rate of 84 percent, compared to 76 percent for patients who did not receive RT; and, the data also shows a decrease in utilization of RT, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Lancet: Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treated
(The Lancet) Treating advanced small-cell lung cancer with thoracic radiation therapy in addition to standard treatment significantly prolongs long-term survival and reduces cancer recurrence in the chest by almost 50 percent, according to new research published in The Lancet and being presented simultaneously at ASTRO's 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Advanced esophageal cancer patients who receive RT alone experience less problems when swallowing
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Radiation therapy alone is as effective in decreasing swallowing complications experienced by advanced esophageal cancer patients as RT combined with chemotherapy, thus allowing patients to forgo chemotherapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Improved survival shown in early-stage Hodgkin's Disease patients who receive radiation therapy
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patients with stage I and II Hodgkin's Disease who receive consolidated radiation therapy have a higher 10-year survival rate of 84 percent, compared to 76 percent for patients who did not receive RT; and, the data also shows a decrease in utilization of RT, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patient-reported data shows RT does not increase risk of lymphedema in node-negative BC patients
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A secondary analysis of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial indicates that radiation therapy does not increase the incidence of lymphedema in patients with node-negative breast cancer, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Manuka honey does not decrease pain of radiation-induced esophagitis for lung cancer patients
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patient-reported data indicates that when Manuka honey is prescribed for esophagitis pain during radiation therapy, it is not more effective than standard medical care, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Shorter course of ADT for high-risk prostate cancer patients yields improved quality of life
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) High-risk prostate cancer patients who receive radiation therapy and an 18-month course of androgen deprivation therapy recover a normal testosterone level in a shorter amount of time compared to those who receive a 36-month course of ADT, thus resulting in a better quality of life and without detriment to long-term outcomes, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to present data at 2014 ASTRO Meeting
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Members of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University's NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center will present new study findings at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) revealing the impact socioeconomic status has on radiation treatment compliance, predictive indicators for clinical outcomes and on radiation therapy duration and dosing recommendations. ASTRO is being held Sept. 14 - Sept. 17 in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RT and concurrent chemotherapy after surgery is effective treatment for high-risk endometrial cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Radiation therapy with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy following surgery is an effective treatment for patients with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to a study published in the Sept. 1, 2014 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology ● Biology ● Physics -- Red Journal -- the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news