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Owning Radiation Equipment Influences Prostate CA Tx Decisions Owning Radiation Equipment Influences Prostate CA Tx Decisions
Men with localized prostate cancer are more likely to get radiation therapy if they're diagnosed by doctors who own radiation equipment, a Texas study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
It's important to eat, even if you aren't hungry (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - April 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
It's important to eat, even if you aren't hungry (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
-- A potential side effect of radiation therapy is loss of appetite. But experts say it's important to continue to eat nutritious meals during treatment. The Cleveland Clinic suggests: Doing light exercise to help boost your appetite. Eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation Therapy
Title: Health Tip: Eat Healthy After Radiation TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Radiation Therapy Palliative Care in Radiation Therapy
What can palliative care offer to patients with cancer who are scheduled for radiation therapy?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Big Difference in Early Adoption of Radiotherapy Modalities for Prostate Cancer Big Difference in Early Adoption of Radiotherapy Modalities for Prostate Cancer
The rates of early adoption of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for older men with prostate cancer differ markedly, according to an analysis of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Philadelphia health analytics firm teaming up with leading cancer hospital
A Philadelphia health care technology company is teaming up with one of the country ’s leading cancer treatment hospitals to improve care to patient receiving radiation therapy. Oncora Medical, which is specializing in precision radiation oncology software, formed the strategic alliance with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “This partnership provides an oppo rtunity for precision medicine to truly improve the way cancer treatments are designed and delivered,” said Oncora Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Putting Patients First By Cutting Admin Tasks: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, short course of radiation therapy for breast cancer may mean big savings (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Rates Of Double-Mastectomies For Breast Cancer Vary By State
(Reuters Health) - The likelihood that U.S. women with early-stage cancer in one breast will have both breasts removed varies depending on where they live, a new study shows. For example, between 2010 and 2012, among women ages 20 to 44 with cancer in one breast, about 15 percent had both breasts removed in the District of Columbia, compared to about 49 percent in South Dakota. “The variation is very striking,” said senior author Ahmedin Jemal, of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. When women have breast cancer in one breast, having both breasts removed usually isn’t helpful, experts say. Last year t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer treatment holds ‘early promise’ for cure - and could stop disease coming back
LUNG cancer patients could be treated with a revolutionary form of radiation therapy - which experts said has shown ‘early promise’. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody is effective against radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Radiation therapy of the lungs often leads to irreversible connective-tissue changes that cause functional impairments in the pulmonary tissue. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to prevent, and even reverse this process in mice using an antibody. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

LED device could predict skin damage from breast RT
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine are testing a new, noninvasive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Choosing Wisely boosts use of short-course breast radiation therapy Accelerated RT with boost works well for breast cancer patients Bras aid positioning for large-breasted women during RT ASCO BSC: Long-term APBI outcomes are favorable RT may not be needed for seniors with breast cancer subtype (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Title: Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Slide show: Radiation therapy treatment planning
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks from Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Long-term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This LED-based device predicts radiation skin damage
[Image courtesy of Anaïs Leproux, Beckman Laser Institute]Researchers at UC Irvine’s Beckman Laser Institute are developing imaging to predict the skin damage that breast cancer patients will experience from radiation treatment, The Optical Society reported today. “We use visible and near-infrared light at very low power and project it onto the breast. We are trying to characterize the skin damage during radiation therapy, especially for the treatment of breast cancer,” said Anaïs Leproux, a Beckman Laser Institute post-doctoral researcher lead author of the paper on the research. Lepr...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Imaging News Well Research & Development Beckman Laser Institute Breast Cancer UC Irvine Source Type: news

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 -- Breast cancer patients who smoke have an increased risk for serious long-term complications from radiation therapy, a new study finds. " This research highlights that breast cancer patients who smoke need to be offered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Long - term chances of heart attack, lung cancer higher for women who light up, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Most patients get priority surgeries within target wait times: report
Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario update guideline on radiation therapy for prostate cancer
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update on brachytherapy (internal radiation) for patients with prostate cancer. The update provides evidence-based recommendations for different patient risk groups, and specifies the most effective forms of brachytherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SBRT Viable Option for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer SBRT Viable Option for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer
In patients older than 80 years, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) improved survival outcomes without serious toxicity. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapy
Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapy
(Thomas Jefferson University) Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Combined Immunotherapy, Thoracic RT Carries Moderate Toxicity in Lung Cancer
A study of the combination of radiation therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of advanced lung cancer found a modest risk of side effects. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer News Radiation Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows
Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBRT Effective in Lung Cancer Patients 80 and Older
This video examines the safety and efficacy of definitive stereotactic body radiation therapy in patients 80 and older with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Richard Cassidy, MD Tags: Videos Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence
An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrence
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) An advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SBRT offers curative option for lung cancer patients age 80 and older
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patients in their 80s and 90s who have early stage lung cancer but cannot undergo an operation can be treated safely and effectively with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), according to research presented today at the 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Combination of radiation and immune checkpoint therapy holds potential for lung cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) An emerging approach for cancer treatment seeks to combine radiation therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) to more effectively control tumors in the chest with an acceptable risk of severe treatment-related side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe Way to Save $164 Million a Year in Breast Cancer Safe Way to Save $164 Million a Year in Breast Cancer
If practitioners subscribed to evidence-based radiation therapy for women aged 50 years or older with early-stage breast cancer, the United States healthcare system could save a lot of money.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibody Therapy Targets Cancer Stem Cells: Study
CT16 appears to eliminate cancer stem cells more effectively than radiation therapy in vitro and has shown promise in mice. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2017 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist, News & Opinion Source Type: news

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
Title: Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Glioblastoma clinical trial shows combined therapy extends life for patients 65 and older
(University Health Network) Treating older patients who have malignant brain cancer with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide plus a short course of radiation therapy extends survival by two months compared to treating with radiation alone, show clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reducing radiation could safely cut breast cancer treatment costs
More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 -- More than half of older American women with early breast cancer may get more radiation therapy than needed, which significantly boosts medical costs, a new study indicates. Analyzing 2011 data on breast cancer patients,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Reducing radiation could safely cut breast cancer treatment costs
(Duke University Medical Center) Over half of older women with early stage breast cancer received more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary, adding additional treatment and health care costs, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Reduce Dry Mouth for Oral Cancer Patients
All-Natural Dry Mouth Remedy Can Help Reduce Xerostomia in Oral Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemo and Radiation Therapy TreatmentsBellevue, WA (March 6, 2017) –OraCoat®XyliMelts® help oral cancer patients suffering from dry mouth as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is the subjective sensation of dryness experienced when an insufficient amount of saliva is produced. While mild or occasional oral dryness occurring especially during sleep is considered normal in healthy individuals, excessive ongoing dryness leads to, among other things, disturbed sle...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Challenge of Breast Reconstruction in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy
Timing remains an important challenge for breast reconstruction in patients undergoing radiation therapy and surgery for breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Breast Cancer Conferences/MBCC 2017 News Source Type: news

Whole Brain Radiotherapy no ‘Magic Bullet’ for Breast Cancer CNS Metastases
Recent findings have raised doubts about the promise of whole brain radiation therapy against metastatic brain tumors for patients with advanced breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Breast Cancer Conferences/MBCC 2017 News Source Type: news

Whole-Brain Radiotherapy No ‘Magic Bullet’ for Breast Cancer CNS Metastases
Recent findings have raised doubts about the promise of whole-brain radiation therapy against metastatic brain tumors for patients with advanced breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Breast Cancer Conferences/MBCC 2017 News Source Type: news

iCAD Announces More Than 3,000 Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Using the Xoft System
NASHUA, N.H. and MIAMI, March 9, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- (Booth #T6) - iCAD, Inc. (ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatmen... Devices, Oncology iCAD , Xoft, IORT, radiotherapy, brachytherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complexity of Cases, RT Treatment Delivery Drive Risk of Safety Incidents
A study found that several disease- and treatment-specific factors are associated with an increased risk of near misses or safety incidents in patients undergoing radiation therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cancer Network Staff Tags: Cancer Complications News Practice & Policy Radiation Oncology Source Type: news