Tag: radiation-therapy

Provision first proton therapy center using new product to benefit prostate cancer patients

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Provision Center for Proton Therapy is helping pioneer a new product that will help further protect prostate cancer patients from the effects of radiation therapy.

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Feds drag feet funding life-saving prostate cancer treatment

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

AN eight-year study spearheaded by a Northern Rivers cancer specialist has shown radiation therapy is 95% effective at treating prostate cancer.

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New radiation therapy lessens side effects for cancer patients

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sidney Voigt, 67, is nearly one year into her fight against breast cancer and receiving a specialized type of radiation therapy.

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Canadian women get better, shorter treatment for breast cancer than American women: study

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to early-stage breast cancer, more treatment isn’t always better — that’s something Ontario experts already know. But in the United States, a new study says two thirds of women who have had a lumpectomy are undergoing longer radiation therapy than may be necessary.

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Cancer patients benefit from upgraded technology

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cancer patients at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre now have access to six new linear accelerators that provide radiation therapy used to treat a variety of cancers.

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Despite limited benefit, older early-stage breast cancer patients still receive radiation

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

For women ages 70 and older with early-stage breast cancer, radiation therapy has limited benefits. However, about two-thirds of women are still getting the treatment,  according to new research from Duke University Medical Center.

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New DVD to help make cancer treatment less daunting for Canberra patients

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A DVD developed by ACT Health will be used to make information available to cancer patients at Canberra Hospital before they start a course of radiation therapy, in the hope that it will alleviate some of their anxiety.

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Personalized genetic test could predict prostate cancer recurrence: researchers

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

TORONTO – Canadian researchers have developed a genetic test to identify which men are at highest risk for recurrence of prostate cancer following localized treatment with surgery or radiation therapy.

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A mouthwash to reduce pain in oral cancer

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) A mouthwash made from herbal concoction, prescribed in ayurveda, helps in reducing the intensity of pain in patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral cancer.

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Synedgen Awarded National Cancer Institute Funding for Promising New Treatment for Medical Radiation-induced Bowel …

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation associated with radiation therapy to the lower bowel.

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