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Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm


A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid…
Genetic variation linked to cognitive differences after radiation for pediatric medulloblastoma

July 10, 2019

Long-term cognitive problems are a frequent side effect in children undergoing life-saving radiation therapy for medulloblastoma – the…
One Simple Change Cut Unnecessary Imaging for Cancer Patients in Half

July 8, 2019

Simply introducing a default physician order — a “nudge” — into electronic health records (EHRs) cut the use…
Radiation Treatment Increases Cardiac Risk for Lung Cancer Patients

June 12, 2019

As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients’ lives, more of these patients…
Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side-Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation

May 27, 2019

Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing…
Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects

May 23, 2019

Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to…
IL-1 inhibitors may reduce radiation-induced vascular damage

May 15, 2019

Radiation therapy against cancer can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease much later in life, as the radiation…
Precision radiation therapy is now a treatment option for pets at Iowa State University animal hospital

May 8, 2019

Mac, an 8-year-old boxer, lay sedated on a table in the gleaming new radiation treatment room at the Hixson-Lied…
‘Super-Hero’ Stem Cells Survive Radiation to Regrow Muscles

April 23, 2019

Muscle damage is a common side effect of radiation therapy for cancer treatment, and is made worse because…
Simple and Fast Method for Radiolabelling Antibodies against Breast Cancer

April 23, 2019

Radioactive antibodies that target cancer cells are used for medical diagnostics with PET imaging or for targeted radioimmunotherapy.…
Skin cream use OK’d during radiation therapy

October 25, 2018

Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive when they go through radiation treatment, topical skin treatments, unless…
Helping blood cells regenerate after radiation therapy

October 24, 2018

Patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are often treated by irradiating their bone marrow to…
Aggressive Growth of Common Brain Tumors Linked to Single Gene

April 6, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered a common genetic driver of aggressive meningiomas, which could help clinicians detect…
Deadly heart rhythm halted by noninvasive radiation therapy

December 18, 2017

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in…
Binding molecule could improve injected radiation therapy

November 20, 2017

Radiation therapy has been proven effective for the treatment of cancer, but its side effects can be severe…
Radiation Therapy Vital to Treating Brain Tumors, but It Exacts a Toll

June 13, 2017

Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles, like x-rays or electron beams, is a common and critical component in…
Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost

May 16, 2017

Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells. Over the last century,…
Scientists develop a new method to measure radiation dose in cancer patients

October 16, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators have developed a new technique to measure radiation dose levels…
Conventional Radiation Therapy May Not Protect Healthy Brain Cells

May 23, 2016

A new study shows that repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be…
Rare mutation may extend survival in lung cancer patients with brain metastases

October 16, 2015

Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis.…
Innovative cancer treatment machine: Still made in Wisconsin

September 7, 2015

When a promising corporate research contract dries up at your university lab, but the medical equipment you are…
Genetic Makeup May Make Radiation Riskier for Pediatric Cancer Patients

September 4, 2015

Genetic vulnerabilities associated with childhood cancers may make children undergoing radiation therapy more susceptible than adults to secondary…
Computer Simulator Will Improve Radiation Therapy for Cancer Patients

March 3, 2015

Using complex computational algorithms based on repeated sampling, a University of Arkansas graduate student helped spearhead a project…
Human stem cells repair damage caused by radiation therapy for brain cancer in rats

February 8, 2015

For patients with brain cancer, radiation is a powerful and potentially life-saving treatment, but it can also cause…
Physicists, physicians, engineers photograph radiation beams in the human body through the Cherenkov effect

January 24, 2014

A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety…
Oxygen—key to most life—decelerates many cancer tumors when combined with radiation therapy

July 25, 2013

A multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center has found that measuring the oxygenation of tumors can be…
Scientists Build Harness for Powerful Radiation Cancer Therapy

February 7, 2013

Scientists at University of Missouri (MU), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville created…
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