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2013-09-23 12:41:22

Patients receiving radiotherapy (RT) for cancers in the pelvic region can experience diarrhea, a negative side effect of radiation treatment. Sulfasalazine, an oral tablet used to treat inflammation of the bowels, had been shown in a past trial of 31 patients to decrease diarrhea during pelvic RT (Killic 2001). Sulfasalazine does not reduce diarrhea, according to research presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The study also determined...

2012-10-02 02:30:07

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery has published an article summarizing the goals of an ongoing phase III study comparing radiosurgery with surgery for the treatment of early-stage, high-risk, operable non-small cell lung cancer. Appearing in the September 2012 issue, the article by the study chair and co-chair explains why this randomized study "is necessary and timely."(1) Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)--a radiosurgical...

2012-08-15 02:26:24

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has become a supporter of a phase III study comparing radiosurgery with surgical resection for the treatment of early-stage, high-risk, operable non-small cell lung cancer. The study, which will take place over the next eight years, will look at patients' overall, disease-free, and regional recurrence-free survival rates three years after treatment, and also adverse events and...