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Researchers discover how immune cells resist radiation treatment
Researchers at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a key mechanism by which radiation treatment (radiotherapy) fails to completely destroy tumors. (Medical News Today)

New ASTRO template helps radiation oncologists guide cancer survivors through ongoing care
A new template published by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) standardizes and streamlines the creation of patient-focused plans for long-term cancer survivor care following... (Medical News Today)

New cervical brachytherapy technique could improve treatment outcomes by increasing radiation dose to tumors, decreasing toxicity
A new brachytherapy technique using a shield that rotates in a corkscrew pattern inside a tube-shaped intrauterine applicator could improve cervical cancer treatments, boosting the radiation dose... (Medical News Today)

Tumor-suppressor p53 regulates protein that stifles immune attack on cancer
A crucial tumor-thwarting gene protects an immune attack against lung cancer by blocking the key to an off switch on T cells, the customized warriors of the immune system, a team led by researchers... (Medical News Today)

Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds
Men receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer may find twice-weekly yoga sessions can help maintain life quality and alleviate some side effects, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

New X-ray method: Details from the inner life of a tooth
New X-ray method uses scattering to visualize nanostructures Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in... (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop model to study, find ways to target rare tumor
Cancer researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found a new target that could lead to therapies for a rare type of tumor.These findings were reported in the Nov. (Medical News Today)

Pigeons may provide insights on how pathologists, radiologists acquire visual skills
Pigeons may distinguish between benign and malignant breast histology.Pigeons may be able to distinguish between benign and malignant breast histology and radiology, according to an animal... (Medical News Today)

TGen identifies drug that could limit the spread of deadly brain tumors
Study funded by Ivy Foundation shows PPF could help treat glioblastomas by sensitizing tumors to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. (Medical News Today)

CCNY researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a "Golden Window" for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. (Medical News Today)

Adding antiangiogenesis increases effectiveness of radiation against NF2-associated tumors
Vascular normalization allows reduction of radiation dosage, potentially reducing nerve damage, in animal models. (Medical News Today)

Antibody targets key cancer marker; opens door to better diagnosis, therapy
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a molecular structure that attaches to a molecule on highly aggressive brain cancer and causes tumors to light up in a scanning machine. (Medical News Today)

Changes urged to radiotherapy practice that could save NHS tens of millions per year
Major clinical trial finds new regime for prostate cancer at least as good, cheaper and more convenient than current practiceChanges to practice for prostate cancer radiotherapy could save... (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover how to better map brain tumors
Scientists have discovered a protein that helps map the edge of brain tumours more clearly so they show up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, according to new research presented at the... (Medical News Today)

Protein discovery promises to improve mapping of brain tumors
Tests on rats show it is possible to better identify the edges of brain tumors on scans using a protein. If successful in humans, it could improve tumor removal and save lives. (Medical News Today)

Radiotherapeutic bandage shows potential as treatment for skin cancer
A radiotherapeutic bandage is being evaluated by researchers for efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an animal model. (Medical News Today)

One hundred cancer patients a year in Manchester benefit from new scan technology
Researchers in Manchester have used recent advances in PET scanning technology to reduce the radiation dose for both patients and staff by up to 30%, allowing an addition of an annual 100 scans a... (Medical News Today)

Heart CT scans outperform stress tests in spotting clogged arteries
Fast Facts: CT scans outperform stress tests in spotting clogged arteries. CT angiograms detect blockages in nine out of 10 people. (Medical News Today)

High-grade DCIS detection rates increase in older women
The mammography detection rate of an early-stage but potentially invasive type of breast cancer rises with age, according to a large new study from Germany published online in the journal Radiology. (Medical News Today)

Use of CT scans in pediatric injury varies widely among emergency rooms, says UPMC, Pitt study
Emergency departments vary widely when it comes to ordering CT scans for children who come in with injuries, according to a study conducted by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the... (Medical News Today)

SBRT for early stage & centrally located non-small cell lung cancer is well tolerated
Toxicity data reported for the use of SBRT in the treatment of patients with early-stage and centrally located non-small cell lung cancer tumors show the treatment is well toleratedToxicity... (Medical News Today)

Study: Radiation therapy often underused for common type of non-hodgkin lymphoma, despite recommendations
Patients with an early-stage, indolent form of lymphoma are increasingly being given no treatment, chemotherapy or targeted drug therapies despite strong clinical evidence that shows radiation... (Medical News Today)

Radiological method identifies hip patients who may need to be re-operated
Between 5 and 30 per cent of those who receive a new hip prosthesis will require a re-operation during their lifetime. (Medical News Today)

Annual vs. biennial mammography and breast tumor prognostic characteristics
Premenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer following a biennial screening mammogram were more likely to have bigger more advanced tumors than women screened annually, while postmenopausal... (Medical News Today)

Restrictive approach to chest X-rays provides positive outcomes for ICU
Researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, New York, created a quality improvement initiative in 2012, recommending a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays (CXRs) compared with... (Medical News Today)

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