A novel agent could dramatically reduce the incidence of severe oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy. In a phase 2 study, the new agent, GC4419 (Galera Therapeutics), reduced the duration of severe radiation-induced oral mucositis by 92%.
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A new online course, which aims to inform cancer patients and their families about radiation therapy, has been launched by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Radiation therapy is a highly effective and efficient treatment that is indicated for use in up to 60% of all cancers.
Young people who received radiation therapy for the most common pediatric brain tumor struggle to create new memories about specific events, according to a study of children and adolescents published in JNeurosci. Their ability to recall events prior to treatment, however, remains intact.
Treatment with lumpectomy and radiotherapy is associated with a reduction in breast cancer mortality versus lumpectomy or mastectomy alone among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.
A molecular discovery could explain why some cases of breast cancer do not respond to radiation therapy. It could also lead to additional treatments that improve the response in those cases.
In a new study, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, have detailed the effect of radiation exposure on the development of hormone deficiency in pediatric and young adult patients treated for brain tumors.
Carbon-ion radiotherapy, a type of charged particle therapy, provides superior dose distribution to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using high-energy X-rays. In Japan, it is being investigated as an alternative to breast conservation surgery for patients with early-stage, localized breast cancer, in a clinical trial that began in April 2013
Theragnostic radiotherapy involves the use of large amounts of functional imaging data to create a personalized radiation treatment plan tailored to both the geometric and biological attributes of a patient’s tumor.
A new clinical trial shows the benefits of an innovative form of radiation therapy, which delivers the radiation in only five sessions instead of the usual 37. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimated that prostate cancer affects over 160,000 people in the United States.
Lumpectomy plus radiotherapy is associated with a statistically significant reduced risk for breast cancer–related death compared with either lumpectomy or mastectomy alone in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), new research indicates.
Women's brains are much more vulnerable than men's to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online today in Radiology.
Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. The study findings are published online in Radiology.