Items Tagged ‘radiation therapy’

June 7th, 2016

Temodar® After Radiation Improves Survival in Anaplastic Gliomas

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The use of the chemotherapy agent Temodar (temozolomide) following radiation therapy significantly improves time to cancer progression and overall survival among patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic glioma without 1p/19q co-deletions. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Anaplastic gliomas are a type of brain […]

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Tags: 2016, Anaplastic gliomas, asco, Brain Cancer, CATNON trial, General Brain Cancer, News, radiation therapy, Temodar, temozolomide


May 18th, 2016

Addition of Radiation Improves Survival in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

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The addition of radiation therapy to androgen-deprivation therapy among men with prostate cancer who are at a high risk of a cancer recurrence significantly improves long-term survival. These results were recently published in the journal of European Urology. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men aside from skin cancer. An estimated 220,800 […]

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Tags: adt, androgen deprivation therapy, endrocrine treatment, ET, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy


March 14th, 2016

Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Secondary Cancers

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Patients with prostate cancer considering radiation therapy should now be informed that radiotherapy raises the risk of developing a secondary cancer. Prostate cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy raise their risk of getting other cancers by nearly 70 percent, according to the results of a new study. There is a well-documented association between exposure to radiation […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, bowel cancer, carcinogenesis, Colon Cancer, exposure, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy, Rectal Cancer, secondary cancer


January 20th, 2015

Radiation Plus Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Prolongs Survival for Older Men With Prostate Cancer

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According to the results of a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the addition of radiation treatment to treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in older men with locally advanced prostate therapy prolongs survival when compared to treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy alone. The researchers reported that ADT plus radiation reduced cancer deaths by […]

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Tags: adt, androgen deprivation therapy, Locally Advanced Stage III (C) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy


December 17th, 2014

Some Older Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Receiving Radiation That Is Unlikely to Add Benefit

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Up to two-thirds of older women with early-stage breast cancer may be receiving radiation therapy that may not provide additional benefit. These findings were recently released online by the journal Cancer.[1] The goal of radiation therapy in early breast cancer is to kill cancer cells that could otherwise remain after therapy and cause a recurrence. Studies […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, radiation therapy, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer


November 11th, 2014

American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorses AUA/ASTRO Guidelines on the Use of Radiation Treatment After Prostatectomy

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued an endorsement of the American Urological Association (AUA)/American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) guidelines on the use of adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy, which was based on a systematic review of medical literature. The guideline recommends that “physicians discuss the role of radiation therapy with patients […]

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Tags: asco, astro, aua, Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy


October 13th, 2014

Radiation Therapy Benefits Selected Patients With Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

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According to a recent report published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, men with advanced prostate cancer involving the lymph nodes may benefit from treatment with radiation in addition to hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (other than skin cancer) in U.S. men. Each year, more than 240,000 men are diagnosed […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, lymph node, News, Prostate Cancer, radiation therapy


October 6th, 2014

New Studies Suggest Cancer Treatments During Pregnancy May Be Safe

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Two small studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting suggest that children whose mothers undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer during pregnancy are not at increased risk for mental development or heart problems. Although previous studies have suggested it is safe to give cancer treatment during pregnancy, some doctors and pregnant […]

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Tags: cancer and pregnancy, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), pregnancy, radiation therapy