Items Tagged ‘hypofractionated radiation therapy’

November 5th, 2015

Shorter Course of Radiation as Effective as Longer Course in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer


A shorter course of hypofractionated radiation therapy, a treatment in which larger doses of radiation are delivered over a shorter time period than conventional radiation, appears as effective as longer courses for men with low-risk prostate cancer. These results were recently presented at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation (ASTRO). […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, hypofractionated radiation therapy, low-risk, News, Prostate Cancer

September 1st, 2015

Women with Early Breast Cancer Have Fewer Side Effects with Shorter Courses of Radiation


Women with early breast cancer have fewer side effects when they’re treated with shorter courses of radiation at higher doses than with conventional radiation to the whole breast. These findings were reported in JAMA Oncology.[1] Treatment with shorter course of radiation at higher doses is known as hypofractionated radiation therapy. This approach allows for less […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Carcinoma In Situ Breast cancer, conventional radiation, DCIS, hypofractionated radiation therapy, News, radiation, Stage I, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stage II, Stages II-III Breast Cancer