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Study shows area undamaged by stroke remains so, regardless of time stroke is left untreated
Radiological imaging is being used more often to evaluate stroke diagnosis and outcomes, with penumbra, or tissue that is at risk of progressing to dead tissue but is still salvageable if blood... (Medical News Today)

Chemo, radiation, surgery combo boosts survival for pancreatic cancer patients
In roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients, tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

Combining radiation with immunotherapy showing promise against melanoma
Combining radiation treatments with a new generation of immunotherapies is showing promise as a one-two-punch against melanoma, Loyola Medicine researchers report in the Journal of Radiation... (Medical News Today)

Radiotherapy halves deaths from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis
A longitudinal Nordic study, comparing the results of hormone (antiandrogen) therapy with or without the addition of local radiotherapy, shows that a combination of treatments halves the risk of... (Medical News Today)

New bone marrow-on-a-chip can model radiation therapy damage and assess preventive measures
Engineered bone marrow grown in a novel microfluidic chip device responds to damaging radiation exposure followed by treatment with compounds that aid in blood cell recovery in a way that mimics... (Medical News Today)

New data at ESTRO reinforce alternative to whole breast irradiation for early stage breast cancer patients
Clinical equivalence of partial breast irradiation (PBI) and whole breast irradiation (WBI) has been demonstrated in two key phase III randomized trials: the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie... (Medical News Today)

First recommendations published on imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves
The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves are published today in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging. (Medical News Today)

Largest study of patients with early stage II testicular cancer shows radiation therapy is more effective than chemotherapy
A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes... (Medical News Today)

Radiotherapy for lung cancer patients is linked to increased risk of non-cancer deaths: researchers set out to investigate new heart-sparing technique
Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is associated... (Medical News Today)

Radiation and immunotherapy combination can destroy both primary and secondary tumours
Radiation therapy not only kills cancer cells, but also helps to activate the immune system against their future proliferation. (Medical News Today)

Massive failure to publish trial results exposes patients to risks without providing benefits for others
Although the publication of results of clinical trials carried out in the US within 12 months of their completion has been mandatory since 2007, an astoundingly high number of Phase III radiotherapy... (Medical News Today)

Study links residential radon exposure to hematologic cancers in women
A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. (Medical News Today)

A long-noncoding RNA regulates repair of DNA breaks in triple-negative breast cancer cells
Findings give 'new insight' into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically changed the understanding of the biology of diseases such... (Medical News Today)

Chernobyl, three decades on
It was 30 years ago that a meltdown at the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union released radioactive contaminants into the surroundings in northern Ukraine. (Medical News Today)

New radiotherapies to target cancer more effectively in the UK
Safer precision radiotherapies that will be able to cure more cancers with fewer side-effects will be available within five years under ambitious new plans for research and treatment at the UCL... (Medical News Today)

UT Southwestern research shows 98 percent cure rate for prostate cancer using SBRT
A five-year study shows that Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat prostate cancer offers a higher cure rate than more traditional approaches, according to researchers at UT... (Medical News Today)

Demand for radiotherapy will rise substantially over next ten years; planning to deal with increase in new cancer cases should start now
The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will increase by an average of 16% between 2012 and 2025, with the highest expected increase being for prostate cancer cases (24%)... (Medical News Today)

Low-grade brain tumors: Radiation plus chemotherapy is best treatment, trial suggests
New clinical-trial findings show that patients with a low-grade form of brain cancer who are treated with radiation plus a combination of chemotherapy drugs have better survival than patients... (Medical News Today)

Radiation exposure increases risk of health problems for medical staff
Health care workers who perform fluoroscopy for heart procedures are at greater risk for orthopedic problems, cataracts, skin lesions and cancers, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Radiation improves survival in older patients with soft tissue sarcomas
Younger patients see significantly less benefit.UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy following surgery benefits older patients more than their younger counterparts, a surprising... (Medical News Today)

CB measurement with PET could improve evaluation of suspicious lung lesions
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is used commonly in the diagnosis of suspected lung cancer. (Medical News Today)

UCI study finds safer stem cell-derived therapy for brain radiation recovery
While stem cells have shown promise for treating brain regions damaged by cancer radiation treatments, University of California, Irvine researchers have found that microscopic vesicles isolated... (Medical News Today)

Shortened RT schedule benefits low-risk prostate cancer patients
The treatment of men with low-risk prostate cancer using a shortened radiotherapy schedule has similar efficacy as treatment with the longer conventional radiotherapy schedule. (Medical News Today)

Radiation therapy chemotherapy combination improves survival in adults with low-grade brain cancer
Patients with a low-grade type of brain tumor called glioma who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer... (Medical News Today)

Minimally invasive treatment could freeze out phantom limb pain
Interventional radiologists use innovative technique to relieve pain plaguing millions of amputees. (Medical News Today)

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