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Radiotherapy

Mapping Between External Beam Radiotherapy

The standard treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) is based on a combination of chemo60 radiotherapy and brachytherapy (BT). External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with chemotherapy represents the first step with the aim to deliver the prescribed dose to the planning target volume (PTV) encompassing the cervix-uterus, nodes and vagina depending on the international…

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Smart Technology For Hospital Medical Treatments

Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms, according to new research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, offer a conversational voice interface…

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New IR Treatment For Inflammation and pain

Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3 % of the U.S. adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), an image-guided, non-surgical treatment that decreases abnormal blood flow to the injured area to reduce inflammation and pain, according to research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s…

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Breast Ultrasound And Cancer Detection Rates Increased

State breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection rates, say researchers at Yale’s School of Public Health and School of Medicine. Their study was published in the American Journal of Public Health. Healthcare providers About half of women in the United States in their 40s…

Radiotherapy

Solving The 'Catch-22' Of Rectal Cancer

Today’s standard procedure to treat rectal cancer includes radical surgery to remove the tumour along with the rectum and its encasing tissue (called mesorectum). After the surgery, the specimen is analysed in the pathology lab to assess, among other things, whether tumour infiltration has occurred into the lymph nodes of the mesorectum. Finally, clinicians consider…

Radiation therapy

Cancer Pain Eased By Palliative Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is, along with chemotherapy and surgery, one of the three main components of cancer treatment. It is often misunderstand and carries negative connotations. As radiation oncologists and assistant professors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the University of British Columbia, we frequently work to dispel patients’ concerns about radiation …

Radiotherapy

What 5G Means For Our Health

Much to the excitement of Australians, solid plans to roll out fast 5G mobile communication technology were announced in 2018. Behind the scenes, studies modelling the absorption patterns of 5G electromagnetic energy in human tissue authored by Professor Andrew Wood’s Swinburne team has helped form the basis for international discussions on safety regulation and design.…

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Predictive Model For Secondary Cancer Onset

A University of North Texas researcher and a 16-year old student are working together to fight cancer with mathematics. Julia Christina Ayalde Camacho, a student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and Xuexia Wang, an associate professor and researcher of statistics in UNT’s Department of Mathematics, are working together as mentor and student…

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ASTRO Releases Updated Radiation Oncology Safety Guide

In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published an update today to its framework for safe and effective radiation therapy treatment. Because The comprehensive reference guide, Safety is No Accident: A Framework for Quality Radiation Oncology and Care, is available for download. Essential guidance “Patient safety is a…

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CT Scan Of The Lumbar Spine Prior To Surgery

For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient is find to have low bone density prior to surgery, it could affect the treatment plan before; during and after the procedure. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery  in New York City found that a CT…

Radiotherapy

Imaging Technique Reveals Differences Between Radiation

Researchers have started pilot clinical studies in head and neck cancer patients to determine if Raman spectroscopy, a noninvasive imaging technique, can effectively spare some patients of the toxic side effects of ineffective radiation therapy. Researchers at the University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) used the…

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Radiation After Surgery Triples Survival For A Type Of Pediatric Brain Tumor

Radiation immediately following surgery in children with ependymoma, the third most common pediatric brain tumor, can nearly triple survival. The results are part of a Children’s Oncology Group (COG) clinical trial led by Thomas E. Merchant, D.O., Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The findings appear as an advance online publication this week in…