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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook
Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure. (Medical News Today)

International team decodes cellular death signals
A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from... (Medical News Today)

Microscopic sensor for more precise radiology treatments
A team of Norwegian, French and Australian researchers is the first in the world to succeed in quantifying the effects of radiation on individual cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

Suppressing protein alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in animal model
Penn study shows how to protect bone-forming cells, with implications for reducing osteoporosis caused by cancer therapy. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Topical therapy for radiation-induced skin damage shows promising results
A team of University of Pittsburgh researchers has demonstrated that a newly developed topical therapy applied before or after radiation exposure prevents skin damage in both animal and human... (Medical News Today)

Concern that radiation may contribute to development of Alzheimer's
More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. (Medical News Today)

Newer radiation technique has fewer side effects than traditional techniques for recurrent head and neck cancer
When a patient's cancer comes back, he or she is often left with limited treatment options and higher odds of debilitating side effects. (Medical News Today)

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds
Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

Whole brain radiotherapy offers little benefit to people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain, despite its widespread use
People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet. (Medical News Today)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Have the long-term effects been exaggerated?
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed around 200,000 people in 1945. A new analysis investigates the 60-year health impact on survivors and their offspring. (Medical News Today)

Boron carrier for targeted tumour therapy
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a boron carrier for use in targeted radiation treatment for cancerous tumours. (Medical News Today)

Radical treatment and examination combined can halve mortality from prostate cancer
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality... (Medical News Today)

UCLA researchers report high-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer
The research provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective for aggressive prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

Apollo astronauts more prone to cardiovascular problems
Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure. (Medical News Today)

Combining ipilimumab with local treatments improved survival for patients with melanoma
Among patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival... (Medical News Today)

Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased... (Medical News Today)

Radiologists do not face elevated risk of radiation-related mortality
Radiologists who graduated from medical school after 1940 do not face an increased risk of dying from radiation-related causes like cancer, according to a new study appearing online in the journal... (Medical News Today)

"Dense breasts" diagnosis varies widely among radiologists
The likelihood of a woman being told she has dense breasts varies substantially according to which radiologist interprets her mammogram. (Medical News Today)

Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients
New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone. (Medical News Today)

Imaging technique could help focus breast cancer treatment
Cancer Research UK scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a study published in Oncotarget. (Medical News Today)

CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules
Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. (Medical News Today)

Methylene blue shows promise for improving short-term memory
A single oral dose of methylene blue results in an increased MRI-based response in brain areas that control short-term memory and attention, according to a new study published online in the journal... (Medical News Today)

Healthcare providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans
Knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks varies among referring physicians, radiologists, and technicians, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Medical News Today)

New radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year
A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival... (Medical News Today)

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