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Radiation Boost Reduces Local Tumor Recurrence for DCIS Patients Following WBRT

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A supplemental “boost” of radiation improves local control and provides an incremental benefit in decreasing breast cancer recurrence for patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) who receive whole breast radiation therapy radiation (WBRT)...
27-Sep-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hypofractionated RT Can Reduce Treatment Time by One-Third with Comparable QOL for Prostate Cancer Patients

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For men with early stage, low-risk prostate cancer, treatment with hypofractionated radiation therapy (RT) offers comparable health-related quality of life outcomes in one-third less treatment time than conventional RT, according to research...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects and Better Quality of Life with IMRT

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Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience better quality of life when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with conventional radiation therapy...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer May Be Well Controlled with Brachytherapy Alone

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For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, radiation treatment with brachytherapy alone can result in similar cancer control with fewer long-term side effects, when compared to more aggressive treatment that combines brachytherapy with external...
26-Sep-2016 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Widespread Adoption of SBRT Has Improved Survival Rates for Elderly Patients with Early Stage Lung Cancer

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Survival rates for elderly patients who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rose from roughly 40 to 60 percent over the past decade, concurrent with the increasing adoption of SBRT,...
26-Sep-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extremely Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy Shows Promising Toxicity Results for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

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For men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, side effects at two years following radiation therapy (RT) were comparable for extremely-hypofractionated treatment, which was delivered in seven fractions across two and a half weeks, and conventional...
26-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unmet Need for Radiation Therapy Found Among Nearly Half of Eligible Cancer Patients in Nine Developing Countries

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Although approximately 50 percent of cancer patients in developing countries need radiation therapy (RT) to treat their disease, up to half of these patients do not have access to it, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting...
26-Sep-2016 7:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Intervention Closes Racial Gap and Improves Treatment Rates for Early Stage Lung Cancer

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Enhanced, culturally-competent communication with early stage lung cancer patients can narrow racial gaps in curative treatment completion and increase treatment rates for all races, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting...
26-Sep-2016 7:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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