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Article ID: 608021

Unstable Chromosomes Linked to Less Favorable Response to Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Prostate Cancer Patients

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Detailed evaluation of a prostate cancer tumor biopsy may predict treatment outcomes for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) or surgery for prostate cancer, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.

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25-Sep-2013 8:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608117

Living Better with Heart Failure by Changing What You Eat

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Just 21 days of following a low-sodium DASH diet lowered blood pressure and improved heart function for older adults living with a common type of heart failure.

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24-Sep-2013 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 608082

Targeted Radiation Therapy Safe, Effective Treatment For Elderly with Pancreatic Cancer

Henry Ford Health System

A highly targeted cancer radiation therapy may offer a safe and effective treatment option for elderly pancreatic cancer patients unable to undergo surgery or combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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24-Sep-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608100

Proton Therapy Cuts Side Effects for Pediatric Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The precise targeting and limited dosing of radiation via proton therapy is proving to be an advantage in ongoing efforts to reduce treatment side effects among head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study of pediatric patients from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results were presented today at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference.

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24-Sep-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 608079

HPV Linked to Growing Number of Young Adults with Oropharyngeal Cancer

Henry Ford Health System

The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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24-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608015

External Beam Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Does Not Increase Mortality Risks Due to Cardiac Conditions or Secondary Cancers

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Early-stage breast cancer patients who receive external beam therapy (XRT) are not at higher risk for serious long-term side effects in the chest area, including increase in deaths from cardiac disease and secondary malignancies, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.

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24-Sep-2013 8:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 608072

Protecting Specific Area of the Brain During Radiation Therapy Substantially Reduces Rate of Memory Loss in Cancer Patients

University of Maryland Medical Center

Protecting the stem cells that reside in and around the hippocampus – a C-shaped area in the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain associated with the ability to form and store memories – substantially reduces the rate of cancer patients’ memory loss during whole-brain radiotherapy without a significant risk of recurrence in that area of the brain, a new study shows.

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23-Sep-2013 5:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Early Imaging, Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Leads to Changes in Patient Care, Better Outcomes for Those Suffering from the Early Stages of the Disease

Article ID: 608073

Early Imaging, Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Leads to Changes in Patient Care, Better Outcomes for Those Suffering from the Early Stages of the Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Patients suffering from early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease who were diagnosed sooner than usual using a brain imaging test received Alzheimer-specific medications earlier than those who did not have the brain imaging results available to their doctors or themselves. These patients also had significantly better clinical outcomes during the subsequent years they were clinically monitored, UCLA researchers have found for the first time.

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23-Sep-2013 5:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 608044

Drug Fails to Reduce Diarrhea in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

Mayo Clinic

Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when used during radiation therapy to the pelvis. The results were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

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23-Sep-2013 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 608008

Long-Term Hormonal Therapy in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Does Not Improve Overall Survival

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A secondary analysis of the historic RTOG 9202 prostate cancer trial examined results of men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer who had received long-term hormonal therapy after radiation therapy, and concluded that there were no additional benefits when compared to short-term hormonal therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 55th Annual Meeting.

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23-Sep-2013 10:45 AM EDT

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