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Study and clinical trial aim to identify biomarkers and provide clues into individual treatment response for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute are developing a novel, multistep investigational treatment for one of the most complex and difficult-to-treat forms of... (Medical News Today)

Diagnostic imaging tests by GPs in Australia almost double in ten years
A 45 per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising number of problems managed at consultations and a higher likelihood that GPs... (Medical News Today)

The neuronal cytoskeleton and cytomechanics altered by X-ray irradiation at a certain dose
Cranial radiotherapy is one of the most important therapeutic methods for the treatment of various types of primary and metastatic brain tumors. (Medical News Today)

Genes identified that contribute to radiation resistance
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin have identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation. (Medical News Today)

Hidden information behind imaging tests for cancer may unlock new approaches to radiation therapy
Information hidden in imaging tests could help doctors more accurately choose the radiation therapy dose needed to kill tumors, suggests a study of more than 300 cancer patients being presented at... (Medical News Today)

New target for radiation therapy: study suggests cancer treatment may offer hope against heart disease
Most often used for treatment of cancer, radiation therapy may offer a promising new noninvasive alternative treatment for the millions of Americans whose high blood pressure doesn't respond to... (Medical News Today)

A method developed for the more exact dosing of heavy ion irradiation in the case of cancer
Irradiation with heavy ions is suitable in particular for patients suffering from cancer with tumours which are difficult to access, for example in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Improving tumour radiation therapy: when basic ions break DNA down
Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds. (Medical News Today)

Emergency radiology response assessed after Boston Marathon bombings
An after-action review of the Brigham and Women's Hospital emergency radiology response to the Boston Marathon bombings highlights the crucial role medical imaging plays in emergency situations and... (Medical News Today)

Child-centered protocols proposed for safe imaging
The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. (Medical News Today)

'MiniSpec' sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use
Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation... (Medical News Today)

At UT Southwestern, MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients
There has been a sharp increase in the number of cancer patients at UT Southwestern Medical Center using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to view laboratory and radiology... (Medical News Today)

Risk for radiation-induced toxicity predicted by key gene variations
Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics. (Medical News Today)

Mayo Clinic study finds that proton therapy has advantages over IMRT for advanced head and neck cancers
A new study by radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic comparing the world's literature on outcomes of proton beam therapy in the treatment of a variety of advanced head and neck cancers of the skull... (Medical News Today)

The need for radiation oncology services and care teams in low- and middle-income nations
The July 1, 2014 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)... (Medical News Today)

Early evidence suggests proton therapy offers safe, long-term treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma
Despite some success in treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, many patients suffer from late effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy treatment, including the possible onset of breast... (Medical News Today)

Advanced CT scanners reduce patient radiation exposure
Computed tomography scans are an accepted standard of care for diagnosing heart and lung conditions. (Medical News Today)

CT identifies MERS-related abnormality distribution
Researchers in Saudi Arabia have identified key defining characteristics of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in CT imaging of patients confirmed as having the disease. (Medical News Today)

Detection rate for invasive breast cancers significantly higher with 3-D digital mammography
In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased... (Medical News Today)

The role of risk profiling in mammography readings, breast cancer diagnosis
A new approach to examining mammograms that takes into account a woman's health risk profile would reduce the number of cancer instances missed and also cut the number of false positives, according... (Medical News Today)

Specialists prefer treatments performed by their specialty rather than active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer patients
Specialists who treat prostate cancer agree that active surveillance is an effective option - yet most don't recommend it when appropriate for their own patients, according to a study in the July... (Medical News Today)

Low-dose computed tomography screening shows improved diagnostic performance
Investigators of the COSMOS (Continuous Observation of SMOking Subjects) study show good compliance and patient survival outcomes using a 5-year low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening protocol... (Medical News Today)

With low-dose computed tomography screening, long-term anxiety or distress not a problem
Examination and review of several studies that evaluated patient-centered outcomes for individuals undergoing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer found that screening does... (Medical News Today)

New imaging technique can track beta cell status in type 1 diabetes
For nearly 100 years, we have known that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease fundamentally about the progressive loss of insulin-producing beta cells, but measuring that loss has continued to elude... (Medical News Today)

A wide variety of cancers imaged and treated with new tumor-targeting agent
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) report that a new class of tumor-targeting agents can seek out and find dozens of solid tumors, even illuminating brain cancer... (Medical News Today)

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