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2012-10-22 04:01:48

Proton community leaders focus on Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 – In response to the growing demand for leading-edge cancer treatment and recent investments in new clinical facilities, the National Association for Proton Therapy announces its first annual plenary conference. Co-sponsored by the Proton Therapy Consortium, the National Proton Conference: Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy (npc2013.com) takes place...

2012-10-15 16:04:15

Children who undergo brain radiation therapy run a significant risk of suffering from permanent neurocognitive adverse effects. These adverse effects are due to the fact that the radiation often encounters healthy tissue. This reduces the formation of new cells, particularly in the hippocampus — the part of the brain involved in memory and learning. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have used a model study to test newer radiation therapy techniques...

2012-09-19 23:02:58

Brain cancer continues to be the main tumor target for proton therapy - an advanced form of radiation treatment according to the National Association for Proton Therapy and the Pediatric Proton Foundation. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A total of 613 children and adolescents were treated at the nation's nine proton therapy centers in 2011, amounting to a 32 percent increase over 2010 cases, according to a new survey, presented recently at the Children's Oncology Group (COG)...

2012-08-04 11:35:31

A team of researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., has found radiation from protons could further enhance a process that occurs during tumor progression. This information may help lead to better methods to protect astronauts from the harmful effects of radiation in space, as well as help cancer researchers on Earth better understand the effects of radiation treatment on the human body. NASA is particularly...


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