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Swallowing exercises preserve function in patients receiving radiation

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were...

First analysis of the Universe’s fossil radiation

"We are very excited, we are finally seeing the concrete results of so many years of hard work". This is how the scientists of...

Radiation treatment transforms breast cancer cells into cancer stem cells

Breast cancer stem cells are thought to be the sole source of tumor recurrence and are known to be resistant to radiation therapy and...

BNCT, a new-generation radiation treatment, is effective in advanced head and...

Biologically targeted BNCT treatment is based on producing radiation inside a tumour using boron-10 and thermal neutrons. Boron-10 is introduced into cancer cells with the help of a special carrier substance (phenylalanine), after which the tumour ...

Tanning bed exposure can be deadly when complicated by medication reactions

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions, according to research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine ...

BUSM study shows chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery improves survival

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that patients with node negative T3 and T4 non-small lung cancer who underwent chemotherapy before surgery had more than three times the survival rate than patients who only und...

Feb. 23 NASA mission to tote $28 million CU-Boulder instrument and...

A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Bas...

ASTRO publishes palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases guideline

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Clinical Affairs and Quality Committee has developed a guideline for the use of radiation therapy in treating bone metastases. The guideline will be published in the International Journal of Radiat...

UT Southwestern launches clinical trial for treatment of breast cancer using...

DALLAS -- Feb. 15, 2011 -- Breast-cancer patient Kristin Wiginton is the first to be treated at UT Southwestern Medical Center with high-beam radiation using the Accuray CyberKnife System, which offers improved cosmetic results, less radiation exp...

Voice-saver: Light therapy for early-stage laryngeal cancer

DETROIT -- Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Photodynamic therapy is an effec...

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