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2011-12-07 11:33:58

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) brachytherapy, the localized form of radiation therapy growing increasingly popular as a treatment choice for women with early-stage breast cancer, is associated with higher rate of later mastectomy, increased radiation-related toxicities and post-operative complications, compared to traditional whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The retrospective study was presented...

2011-11-07 19:51:44

Implications seen for fastest growing segment of cancer population The survival rates for older women with breast cancer lag behind younger women diagnosed with the disease, indicating that the elder population may be missing out on improvements in treatment and detection, according to new research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is one of the first to identify whether the improvements made in breast...

2010-10-19 14:14:17

UT MD Anderson research shows tenfold difference between supply and demand over next decade Between 2010 and 2020, the demand for radiation therapy will exceed the number of radiation oncologists practicing in the U.S. tenfold, which could profoundly affect the ability to provide patients with sufficient access to treatment, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the October 18, 2010 issue of The Journal of Clinical Oncology,...

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2009-08-25 15:10:00

Lakes in Antarctica, concealed under miles of ice, require scientists to come up with creative ways to identify and analyze these hidden features. Now, researchers using space-based lasers on a NASA satellite have created the most comprehensive inventory of lakes that actively drain or fill under Antarctica's ice. They have revealed a continental plumbing system that is more dynamic than scientists thought."Even though Antarctica's ice sheet looks static, the more we watch it, the more we see...