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2012-09-27 13:33:54

Researchers identify DNA sequences that may determine ED following prostate radiation Researchers have identified 12 DNA sequences that may help doctors determine which men will suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) following radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Identifying these patients in advance of treatment may better inform men and their families as to which prostate cancer treatments are best for their specific cancer and lifestyle, according to a study to be published online...

2012-08-21 23:38:28

Editorial states that data has not led to reduction in clinical use of radiotherapy in older women A Rhode Island Hospital radiation oncologist says in a new editorial that research exploring the impact of radiotherapy in older women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence has little effect on actual clinical decisions. The editorial written by David E. Wazer, M.D., chief of the department of radiation oncology, is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

2012-08-05 23:01:43

Dr. Jeffrey Richmond is now accepting new patients and will be practicing at the 21st Century Oncology radiation treatment centers from Sun City to Casa Grande, Ariz. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 05, 2012 21st Century Oncology — the nation´s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider — announces the addition of a new physician in Central Arizona. We welcome Jeffrey Richmond, M.D., FACRO, a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Fellow of the...

2012-07-27 13:50:50

Patients with plantar fasciitis (painful bone heel spur) experience significantly less pain and improved quality of life following a standard dose of external beam radiation therapy, a common cancer treatment similar to receiving an X-ray, according to a randomized, cooperative group study that was published online July 25, 2012, in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for...

2012-06-27 15:34:08

A recent Phase I/II clinical trial has shown that a new combination of radiation therapies developed at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center escalates radiation doses to safely and effectively treat prostate cancer and lower the risk of recurrence with minimal radiation exposure to nearby healthy tissue and organs. Recently published in the journal Brachytherapy, a novel treatment protocol designed by Michael Hagan, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer...


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