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Radiation therapy (in North America), or radiotherapy (in the UK and Australia) also called radiation oncology, and sometimes abbreviated to XRT, is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis).
Allied health professionals to discuss ways to improve clinical research at Sheffield Hallam

Allied health professionals to discuss ways to improve clinical research at Sheffield Hallam

Allied health professionals from across the country will meet at Sheffield Hallam University today to discuss how they can improve clinical practice and patient care through research. [More]
Varian to collaborate with several Brazilian institutions to train healthcare professionals on radiotherapy technology

Varian to collaborate with several Brazilian institutions to train healthcare professionals on radiotherapy technology

Varian Medical Systems, today announced its intent to collaborate with several cancer treatment centers in Brazil for the training of healthcare professionals on advanced radiotherapy technologies. [More]
Cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in fight against brain cancer

Cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in fight against brain cancer

High-grade glioma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Despite improvements in surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, this type of brain tumour is still notoriously hard to treat: less than 10% of patients survive beyond five years. [More]
New collaborative project aims to develop novel imaging technology for cancer treatments

New collaborative project aims to develop novel imaging technology for cancer treatments

Engineers are to develop new imaging technology that could provide more accurate cancer treatments. [More]
Early screening with MRIs can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality for survivors of childhood HL

Early screening with MRIs can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality for survivors of childhood HL

Researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have confirmed in a screening effectiveness study that early screening with MRIs can reduce breast cancer mortality for female survivors of childhood Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) who received chest radiation. [More]
Radiotherapy plus panobinostat more effective for aggressive, recurrent brain cancer

Radiotherapy plus panobinostat more effective for aggressive, recurrent brain cancer

Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves in order to live on. Now, researchers at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a strategy that combines radiotherapy with a drug that shuts down the ability of tumor to mend themselves. [More]
Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University Belfast, in partnership with the Belfast Trust, is leading the world's first ever trial of a new combination of cancer therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer, with the hope of prolonging their lives. [More]
Gene expression analysis points metastatic CRC patient to successful irbesartan therapy

Gene expression analysis points metastatic CRC patient to successful irbesartan therapy

A patient with recurrent metastatic colorectal cancer has been successfully treated with the angiotensin receptor blocker irbesartan, researchers report. [More]
Maryland Proton Treatment Center completes first patient treatment with Varian ProBeam system

Maryland Proton Treatment Center completes first patient treatment with Varian ProBeam system

Varian Medical Systems, today announced the Maryland Proton Treatment Center successfully completed its first patient treatment with the Varian ProBeam system. The MPTC at the University of Maryland BioPark in West Baltimore houses five treatment rooms and is the first in the Eastern US to offer image-guided intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) with a ProBeam system. [More]
Consuming dried plums can protect from radiation-induced bone loss

Consuming dried plums can protect from radiation-induced bone loss

Dr. Nancy Turner, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in College Station, was one of a team of researchers who recently studied different interventions to protect from radiation-induced bone loss. [More]
Researchers identify common molecular alteration in glioblastoma

Researchers identify common molecular alteration in glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive manifestation of brain tumours. Due to its high invasive capacity and uncontrolled, infiltrating growth, it is particularly difficult to manage. Currently, the treatment for this disease consists of a combination of surgery (when possible), radiation and chemotherapy. [More]
CREST, ARUBA give long-term updates

CREST, ARUBA give long-term updates

Today's late-breaking trials session at the International Stroke Conference featured the long-term results of CREST and ARUBA, both of which support the original trial findings. [More]
Researchers make some progress in determining causes for glioblastoma multiforme

Researchers make some progress in determining causes for glioblastoma multiforme

A research team, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has made some progress in determining the causes for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the most aggressive brain tumors known, to be resistant to the drugs currently used, which is one of the main limitations of its treatment. [More]
Chemotherapy better than chemoradiotherapy in reducing distant pancreatic cancer recurrences

Chemotherapy better than chemoradiotherapy in reducing distant pancreatic cancer recurrences

Patients who received chemotherapy after surgical resection of pancreatic cancer have fewer distant disease recurrences and longer overall survival than those who also had adjuvant chemoradiation therapy. [More]
Apogenix awarded €3 million grant to develop immuno-oncology candidate APG101 as personalized therapy

Apogenix awarded €3 million grant to develop immuno-oncology candidate APG101 as personalized therapy

Apogenix, a biopharmaceutical company developing next generation immuno-oncology therapeutics, announced today that it has received funding approval in the amount of €3 million from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the so-called CancerMark project. [More]
ASTRO's new research journal 'Advances in Radiation Oncology' closes first issue

ASTRO's new research journal 'Advances in Radiation Oncology' closes first issue

Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's new original research journal, has closed its first issue with research including a phase II clinical trial in prostate cancer, a prospective trial in quality of life for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy and several clinical and medical physics reports on the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy. [More]
Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

Study looks at post-treatment resources for prostate cancer patients transitioning to survivorship

The System Partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is joining forces with Rutgers Cancer Institute in offering access to a research study aimed at prostate cancer patients who are transitioning to survivorship. [More]
Favourable safety, disease control for proton radiotherapy in paediatric medulloblastoma

Favourable safety, disease control for proton radiotherapy in paediatric medulloblastoma

Proton radiotherapy has an acceptable safety and disease control profile in paediatric medulloblastoma patients, according to research published in The Lancet Oncology. [More]
Positive pre-clinical study data of Lamellar Biomedical's Visco-ease published in Supportive Care Journal

Positive pre-clinical study data of Lamellar Biomedical's Visco-ease published in Supportive Care Journal

Lamellar Biomedical, a biotechnology company developing a range of patent-protected medical devices and pharmaceuticals, based on Lamellasome™ technology, is pleased to announce the publication of a paper in the Supportive Care in Cancer Journal. [More]
Proton beam therapy safe for treating childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma

Proton beam therapy safe for treating childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma

Proton beam therapy--a more precise form of radiotherapy--to treat the childhood brain cancer medulloblastoma appears to be as safe as conventional radiotherapy with similar survival rates, according to new research published in The Lancet Oncology journal today. [More]
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