Posts in the “Radiation Therapy Radiation Therapy” category:

Conventional Surgery May Trump Radiosurgery for Some Early Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 25th, 2014 |

Despite having a higher rate of early complications, patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) did better in the long run with conventional surgery than with radiotherapy to remove their cancer, a finding that supports the current practice of treating healthier patients with surgery instead of radiosurgery. In this study from Yale University using Medicare… Read More

Chest radiation may be useful for combatting advanced lung cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 18th, 2014 |

Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report. The research was published online Sept. 14 in The Lancet to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, held from Sept. 14… Read More

ROI Grants a $200,000 Award to Evaluate the Value of Radiation Therapy and Patient Outcomes Among Lung Cancer Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 21st, 2014 |

Date: 1/21/14 Outlet Full Name: News Wise Author: No author http://www.newswise.com/articles/roi-grants-a-200-000-award-to-evaluate-the-value-of-radiation-therapy-and-patient-outcomes-among-lung-cancer-patients?ret=/articles/list&category=medicine&page=1&search%5Bstatus%5D=3&search%5Bsort%5D=date+desc&search%5Bsection%5D=10&search%5Bhas_multimedia%5D= Newswise — Fairfax, Va., January 21, 2014 – The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected Christopher G. Slatore, MD, an assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and a leader in… Read More

Novel Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276626.php An old idea of re-treating lung tumors with radiation is new again, especially with the technological advances seen in radiation oncology over the last decade. The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of only a handful of cancer… Read More

Radiation and Chemotherapies Could Be More Effective in Treating the Most Common and Deadly of All Cancers By Eliminating Mcl-1

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 7th, 2014 |

Date: 3/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/273584.php Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up about 85 percent of… Read More

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Health Day News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2014/01/23/radiation-before-surgery-may-improve-survival-from-rare-lung-cancer Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before — rather than after — surgery, according to a small new study. The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five days… Read More

Lynne Eldridge MD What do Patients Expect from Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 21st, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 21, 2013 If you (or a loved one) are living with lung cancer, you’ve probably heard of radiation therapy as an option. If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Roughly 50% of people with lung cancer receive radiation therapy at some time during their journey. But what are… Read More