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2010-10-26 00:08:22

Men with prostate cancer who take anticoagulants like aspirin in addition to radiation therapy or surgery may be able to cut their risk of dying of the disease by more than half, according to a large study presented on November 3, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego. The study involved more than 5,000 men with localized cancer whose disease had not spread beyond the prostate gland. "Evidence has shown that anticoagulants may...

2010-10-26 00:04:49

Prostate cancer patients who are treated with a combination of hormone therapy and radiation have a substantially improved chance of survival compared to patients who do not receive radiation, according to interim results of the largest randomized study of its kind presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). From 1995 to 2005, 1,205 men with high-risk prostate cancer in the United States, the United...

2010-10-25 05:00:00

Live webcast news briefing to be held to preview studies SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host a news briefing with accompanying live webcast on the top cancer research papers from its 52nd Annual Meeting. News briefing details When: Monday, October 25, at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern); 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) What: News briefing with live webcast on studies from ASTRO's 52nd Annual Meeting. Study findings previewed:...

2010-10-23 01:41:15

The following are highlights of new cancer research being released at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 52nd Annual Meeting to be held October 31 through November 4, 2010, in San Diego. For full copies of the abstracts and press releases, contact Nicole Napoli at nicolen@astro.org or Beth Bukata at bethb@astro.org. Studies are embargoed until October 25, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Adding radiation to hormone therapy for prostate cancer treatment will increase...

2010-10-22 14:17:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are highlights of new cancer research being released at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 52nd Annual Meeting to be held October 31 through November 4, 2010, in San Diego. For full copies of the abstracts and press releases, contact Nicole Napoli at nicolen@astro.org or Beth Bukata at bethb@astro.org. Studies are embargoed until October 25, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Adding radiation to hormone therapy...

2010-08-05 14:05:36

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released evidence-based guidelines to define appropriate fractionation of whole breast irradiation (WBI), finding that hypofractionated (HF) WBI is effective for many patients with early-stage breast cancer. These guidelines are published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, the official journal of ASTRO. Studies have shown that WBI following breast conserving surgery lowers the risk of tumor...

2010-06-24 09:26:00

Gathering brings clinicians, manufacturers, regulators, hospital administrators, and public interest groups together to discuss new ways of avoiding errors COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meeting in Miami this week will bring together some of the world's leading experts from inside and outside the clinic to discuss safety in radiation therapy -- a critical method for treating cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the three main treatments for...

2010-06-02 21:17:10

PMRT increases 5-year overall survival by almost 50 percent Postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) for some breast cancer patients can reduce their risk of recurrence by almost 30 percent and increase their five-year overall survival by almost 50 percent, according to a study in the June 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Surgery and radiation are common methods for treating...

2010-04-28 14:40:22

Finds SBRT to be good alternative to surgery in some lung cancer patients The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released its Emerging Technology Committee's report evaluating the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in lung cancer treatment. SBRT is a newer radiation therapy treatment that uses focused radiation beams to target a well-defined tumor and relies on detailed imaging, computerized three-dimensional treatment planning and precise treatment setup to deliver...

2010-03-08 13:28:35

Prostate-specific dietary supplements should not be taken during radiation therapy treatments because they have been shown to increase the radiosensitivity of normal prostate cell lines, leading to normal tissue complications, according to a study in the March issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Many prostate cancer patients choose to take nutritional supplements to improve or...


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