Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Using 3-D Conformal External Beam Radiation Therapy is Associated With a Negative Cosmetic Outcome Compared to Whole Breast Irradiation in Some Breast Cancer Patients
October 29, 2012 14:38 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accelerated partial breast irradiation using 3-D conformal external beam radiation therapy is associated with a negative cosmetic outcome compared to whole...
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Shows Advances for Inoperable, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
October 29, 2012 11:16 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) yielded higher overall survival rates and low toxicity for patients with inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer...
Radiation After Breast-Conserving Surgery Increases Cause-Specific Survival Rate for Older Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
October 29, 2012 11:16 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Older women with early-stage, low-risk breast cancer who were treated with radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) showed higher cause-...
Combination of Surgery and Adjuvant Radiation Treatment Shows Improved Survival for Elderly Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
October 29, 2012 11:15 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elderly women with early-stage breast cancer who received adjuvant radiation therapy after lumpectomy surgery have improved cause-specific survival (CSS)...
25 Years After Breast Cancer Treatment, Patients Who Received Radiation Therapy do Not Have a Higher Risk of Heart Problems
October 29, 2012 11:12 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment do not have a higher risk of long-term cardiac morbidity when compared to patients undergoing modified...
Doxepin Rinse Significantly Reduces Mouth Pain for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Who Receive Radiation Therapy
October 29, 2012 11:10 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When used as a rinse, doxepin, a tricyclic antidepressant, reduces oral mucositis (OM) in patients who receive radiation therapy (RT) for head and neck...
Memantine Delays Cognitive Decline in Brain Tumor Patients Who Receive Whole Brain Radiation Therapy
October 29, 2012 11:09 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memantine, an N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist typically prescribed to Alzheimer's patients, slows cognitive decline in brain cancer patients who...
Concurrent Use of Sorafenib and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Advanced Liver Cancer Patients is Not Recommended Outside of Clinical Trials
October 28, 2012 15:41 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concurrent use of sorafenib and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for advanced liver cancer patients resulted in high toxicity and is not recommended...
Prostate Cancer Patients Report Better Quality of Life in Early Follow-Up After Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Versus Two Other Common Modalities
October 28, 2012 15:38 ET | American Society for Radiation Oncology
BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer using proton beam therapy (PBT) reported a higher quality of life (QOL) in early follow-up with similar QOL...