Molecular markers can predict spread of cancer, guide treatment

Molecular markers found in cancer cells that have spread from a primary tumor to a limited number of distant sites can help physicians predict which patients with metastatic cancer will benefit from aggressive, targeted radiation therapy.
In a study t…

Why women quit breast cancer drugs early

Why do so many postmenopausal women who are treated for estrogen-sensitive breast cancer quit using drugs that help prevent the disease from recurring?
The first study to actually ask the women themselves — as well as the largest, most sc…

Culture of safety key to reducing chances for medical errors

Radiation oncologists can enhance patient safety in their clinics by further developing a culture of safety in which all team members are alerted to the possibility of errors and can work together to maximize safety, according to an invited article …

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