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Happy feat: World's oldest penguin undergoes cancer radiation at Colorado State University vet hospital
A toddler on Tuesday peered through thick glass as Tess - the world's oldest African penguin, representing an endangered species set to vanish in the child's lifetime - dove into her pool at the... (Medical News Today)

Increased use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation benefits patients with early-stage breast cancer
The use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (HF-WBI) for patients with early-stage breast cancer increased 17. (Medical News Today)

Women with dense breasts will have to look beyond ultrasound for useful supplemental breast cancer screening
Supplemental ultrasound screening for all U.S. women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to senior author Anna... (Medical News Today)

New study shows promise for targeted cancer therapy with radiopharmaceuticals
Cancer therapy can be much more effective using a new way to customize nuclear medicine treatment, researchers say in the December 2014 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests that more-experienced centers have better patient outcomes for head and neck cancer
When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it's generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. (Medical News Today)

Shorter radiation treatment not given to most breast cancer patients
Despite 2011 guidelines endorsing shorter radiation for early-stage breast cancer patients, a new study finds most eligible patients are still receiving a longer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Most elderly breast cancer patients receive unnecessary radiation
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy. (Medical News Today)

Safer space travel
Analysis of data from the MATROSHKA experiment, the first comprehensive measurements of long-term exposure of astronauts to cosmic radiation, has now been completed. (Medical News Today)

Children being given unnecessary chest X-rays
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented at the annual... (Medical News Today)

In patients with placenta accreta, interventional radiology procedure preserves uterus
Researchers reported on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy complication called placenta accreta. (Medical News Today)

Experts say body position in breast cancer radiation treatment matters
A new treatment board which allows patients to lie on their stomach in the prone position during radiation treatment is proving more effective for breast cancer patients at The Ohio State... (Medical News Today)

Decisions to screen refined by lung cancer risk model
A new method for determining lung cancer risk could more efficiently identify individuals for annual screening and catch more cancers early, according to a study published in this week's PLOS... (Medical News Today)

Patients take control of their medical exam records
Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (Medical News Today)

Annual mammograms starting at age 40 recommended
A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with... (Medical News Today)

Cancer detection in dense breasts improved by 3-D mammography
A major new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to... (Medical News Today)

Brain changes seen in high school football players after just one season
Some high school football players exhibit measurable brain changes after a single season of play even in the absence of concussion, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the... (Medical News Today)

3-D printing guides human face transplants
Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented at... (Medical News Today)

New imaging system may cut X-ray exposure for liver cancer patients
Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the U.S. (Medical News Today)

STING pathway key to tumor immunity
A recently discovered protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an aggressive anti-tumor response by the body's innate immune system... (Medical News Today)

Surgery plus chemoradiation linked to improved survival rates for gastric cancer patients
Patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation after surgery for gastric cancer appear to have better survival rates than those who had surgery followed by only chemotherapy, according to results... (Medical News Today)

Radiologists devise new protocol for imaging patients with Ebola
Protocol limits risk of exposure for medical personnel and patientsIn a breakthrough that could substantially improve physicians' ability to rapidly evaluate patients with suspected Ebola... (Medical News Today)

Radiation treatments that kill cancer but protect normal cells
Although radiation treatments have become much more refined in recent years, it remains a challenge to both sufficiently dose the tumor while sparing the surrounding tissue. (Medical News Today)

Software to automatically outline bones in x-rays
Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. (Medical News Today)

Speedier treatment decisions for bowel-cancer patients using tumour-analysis technology
Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT could be cost effective
Finding can inform debate over early cancer detection methodDartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost... (Medical News Today)

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