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Giving Entire Course of Radiation Treatment in Less Than a Second is Feasible

January 13, 2020

Cancer patients may one day be able to get their entire course of radiation therapy in less than…
Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

December 27, 2019

Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with…
Long-term study finds faster breast cancer radiation treatment as effective as longer course

December 11, 2019

A shorter course of higher-dose radiation treatment to part of the breast is showing promise in women with…
One dose of radiotherapy as effective as five doses for cancer in the spine

December 4, 2019

A single dose of radiotherapy is as “effective” as five doses for end-of-life cancer patients suffering with painful…
Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumour treatment

November 14, 2019

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumour can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their…
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…
Japanese AI System Differentiates between Cancer Cells and Automatically Detects Their Susceptibility to Radiotherapy

December 28, 2018

Reporting in the academic journal Cancer Research, a group of Japanese researchers have devised an artificial intelligence (AI)…
Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented By Temporarily Shutting Down Immune Response

November 16, 2018

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure…
Short-course radiation may be preferable for some skin cancer patients

February 2, 2018

A recent Penn State College of Medicine physician’s study review suggests that shorter courses of radiation are preferable to longer…
New Technology Enables Shorter Radiation Treatment Time for Patients

October 4, 2017

Patients at UC San Diego Health in need of radiation therapy now have access to the next generation…
Science in Focus: Rebuilding the Salivary Gland After Radiation

January 13, 2017

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers often lose the ability to produce saliva because…
Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy

September 21, 2016

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology…
New approach to evaluate irradiation effect on whole body

July 6, 2016

A University of Tokyo joint research group has developed a method of applying a heavy particle beam (a…
New Target Could Eliminate Lurking Cancer Stem Cells

November 26, 2015

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have identified a novel target that could help to identify ‘cancer stem cells’…
Scientists discover how better to map brain tumours

November 3, 2015

The laboratory research could lead to clinical trials aimed at improving the accuracy of brain tumour treatment. For…
Study shows deadly prostate cancer cells have stem cell qualities

October 14, 2015

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have shown…
Theranostic drug personalizes prostate cancer imaging and therapy

June 8, 2015

Combined PET imaging and radionuclide therapy offers new hope for advanced prostate cancer A novel radionuclide drug tackles…
Gold by special delivery intensifies cancer-killing radiation

April 19, 2015

Researchers at Brown and URI have demonstrated what could be a more precise method for targeting cancer cells…
New Clues About the Risk of Cancer From Low-dose Radiation

March 11, 2015

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have uncovered new clues about…
Stem Cells Help Heal Brain Damage Caused by Radiation Therapy

February 9, 2015

According to a recent report in the journal Cell Stem Cell, a shot of human stem cells may…
Accelerating the fight against cancer

October 6, 2014

Once physicists started accelerating particles to high energies in the 1930s, it didn’t take them long to think…
Calibrating Cancer Radiotherapy Beams Using Light and Sound

September 18, 2014

Doctors shrink tumors with radiation therapy, but a badly calibrated beam can cause serious complications. Scientists in NIST’s…
Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled

May 6, 2014

Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation…
Research to change how breast cancer treated

September 22, 2013

Study shows better overall cosmetic results for women treated using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Research from the…
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