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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.
PMRT increases 5-year overall survival by almost 50 percent.
Finds SBRT to be good alternative to surgery in some lung cancer patients.
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.
These guidelines were released as educational tools to assist practitioners in providing appropriate, effective and safe medical care for patients.
Sexual function in prostate cancer patients receiving external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) decreases within the first two years after treatment but then stabilizes and does not continuously decline as was previously thought.
Prostate cancer patients who have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value of less than or equal to 1.5 at two years after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) are less likely to have a cancer recurrence and cancer-related death.
Radiation therapy is effective in achieving local control and palliation in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs), despite such tumors being commonly considered resistant to radiation therapy.
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