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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Radiotherapy has been around for decades, and is often extremely effective. But researchers are still discovering new ways to use it. This includes testing new drugs alongside radiotherapy. “The aim is to increase the chance of a cure by making the radiotherapy more effective at killing cancer cells,” says Professor Anthony Chalmers, a Cancer Research UK-funded […]

Prostate Cancer: Hypofractionated Radiotherapy’s Role in Post-operative Settings

Prostate Cancer: Hypofractionated Radiotherapy’s Role in Post-operative Settings

Hypofractionated external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) delivers the total prescribed therapeutic radiation dose in fewer, larger-dose fractions than standard radiotherapy dose schedules, accelerating treatment time. “The key advantages of moderate hypofractionation, owing to its shorter treatment courses, are lower cost and greater convenience for patients,” said Scott Morgan, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University […]

Focused Radiation May Nearly Erase Ventricular Tachycardia

Focused Radiation May Nearly Erase Ventricular Tachycardia

Ablation for ventricular tachycardia may be achieved by noninvasive means with cardiac radiation, a case series showed. The catheter-free radioablation technique used by Phillip Cuculich, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues resulted in a 99.9% reduction of ventricular tachycardia episodes among five study subjects, as recorded by implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Participants […]

Unravelling the mystery of radiotherapy

Unravelling the mystery of radiotherapy

Cancer treatment and care has made enormous progress over recent years, with a significant improvement in survival rates and quality of life after cancer. Much of this is down to the evolution of radiation therapy. Around four in ten of all NHS cancer patients are treated with radiotherapy and last year Simon Stevens, chief executive […]

Has the Safety and Efficacy of Radiotherapy Improved?

Has the Safety and Efficacy of Radiotherapy Improved?

A recent review evaluated advances which surround the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer patients and the impact they have on patient safety. The History of Radiotherapy With over an estimated 14.7 million people in the US living with cancer (2014 statistics), at least half of these patients will receive radiotherapy. Improvements in diagnosis, supportive […]

Blocking the back-door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy

Blocking the back-door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy

(Edmonton) A natural healing mechanism of the body may be reducing the efficiency of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients, according to a new study. Research led by scientists at the University of Alberta found that irradiation of breast fat (also known as adipose tissue) produces an inflammatory response that in normal circumstances promotes healing, but […]

Alpha Tau Medical Secures Second Funding Round to Treat Solid Tumors With Alpha Radiation

Alpha Tau Medical Secures Second Funding Round to Treat Solid Tumors With Alpha Radiation

Showing the ability of Alpha DaRT to effectively and safely destroy solid tumors, Alpha Tau Medical raises more capital than planned.  Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. has raised 20% more capital than planned for its Alpha DaRTcancer treatment. The funding will be used to further develop the Alpha DaRT as a highlypotent and conformal treatment for 11 different types […]

New discovery could lead to better results for patients undergoing radiation

New discovery could lead to better results for patients undergoing radiation

More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells. But due to a phenomenon known as radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE), in which irradiated cells leak chemical signals that can travel some distance to damage unexposed healthy cells, many suffer side-effects such […]

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

If you happen to be a cancer patient needing radiation in Senegal, getting past the shock of the diagnosis and onto treatment is a major hardship at the moment. The country’s only radiotherapy machine — indeed for a long while the only one in French-speaking West Africa — is broken. That’s the machine whose radiation […]

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger. Women who are treated with breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy remain at an increased […]

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