Archive

January 2014

New radiation therapy shows promise in lung cancer

Aiming powerful beams of radiation precisely at tumors helped control their growth and helped people with early stage but inoperable lung cancer live longer

IMRT reduces side effects, also improves outcomes

Study finds more targeted form of radiation improves survival in patients with head and neck cancers


 

World Cancer Day 2014

World Cancer Day aims to dispel the myths that surround the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Quality assessment for VMAT prostate radiotherapy planning based on data envelopment analysis

During the past two decades, radiotherapy treatment techniques have advanced significantly due to the development of dynamic multileaf collimators coupled with commercially available inverse planning systems. This has led to the widespread use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) which facilitates improved conformance to the treatment volume while minimizing dose to surrounding avoidance structures... This research paper looks at using data envelopment analysis (DEA) to address potential inefficiencies in planning adjustment.

Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Is it safe for a patient undergoing radiation or chemotherapy to drink alcohol?